Be Active Team
With the help of the Wellbeing Exeter Community Physical Activity Organisers (CPAOs) – known as the Be Active team – we are reaching out to find ways for all of us to move more and create enjoyable active habits that fit our unique lives.
It’s been challenging during the pandemic to get together, or even get out of our homes! The Be Active team have been busy now that we’re out and about again mapping out opportunities to meet new people and increase our daily exercise in our local areas. There’s plenty going on across Exeter, like yoga, parent and child groups or social cycle rides.
As we get used to restrictions easing, there will be more and more opportunities to increase our movement in ways that work for us. Some of the Be Active team run regular Wellbeing Walks. These are short, easy walking routes for people to come together and amble in green spaces close to home. You can get in touch with the CPAOs – details below – to find a walk close to you and ask about times and accessibility (some walking routes are designed so there aren’t steps, mud or steep paths!)
For ideas and support regarding being more active, or to connect with people nearby who would also like to move more, you can get in touch with the Be Active team on Facebook or by contacting them directly:
Manager of Community Physical Activity Organisers
Danny Harris | Deputy Head of Community, Exeter City Community Trust
Live and Move and Wellbeing Exeter are working closely together to support people in Exeter and Cranbrook who want to become more active.
Wellbeing Exeter is a partnership of public, voluntary and community sector organisations who have come together to provide firm foundations for individuals and communities to improve their own health and wellbeing, including by focusing on being active as one of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
As a partnership, Wellbeing Exeter offers:
Often known as “social prescribing”, Community Connectors work with adults, families and young people. They support individuals and families to work out and implement a plan to improve wellbeing and get connected to what matters to them. If you’d like to be introduced to a Community Connector, you can request this from your Exeter GP Practice. You can also find out more here.
Wellbeing Exeter have a team of 12 Community Builders, who get to know local communities and provide opportunities for them to further connect, strengthen and improve. You can find out more and get in touch with your local community Builder here.