Healthy Living and Active Lifestyles opportunities

Meet our partners who suport communities regarding physical, mental and sexual health issues and who help the community lead more active healthy lives.

Be Free looks at raising awareness of mental health and the stigma associated with mental health. With lots of talks and ambassadors. It uses the Be Free Campaign as a way of breaking down the stigma and helping people "BE FREE". After working within schools and communities in the UK, it is now trying to make a difference in Universities around the UK. Through street campaigns, social media and ambassadors it aims to demolish the stigma in our society and promote the free expression of individual values.

Being There is a registered charity that provides support to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, their carers and families. Its support includes befriending, respite sitting, hospital transport, social activities and practical help such as shopping. It also offers counselling services for its clients.

George House Trust provides a range of services for people living with HIV; from advice and advocacy to counselling, peer support and financial help. They deliver awareness raising activities and undertake anti-stigma work in a variety of settings including schools, colleges, churches and voluntary organisations.

An F.A. Charter Standard Community Football Club that provides a fun and safe environment for girls and boys aged from 3-11 years to play football. 

Kidscan is a charity based in Greater Manchester that funds vital research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. We are building a world where every child with cancer not only survives but thrives.

Working with the Anthony Nolan charity, the Manchester Marrow society holds regular events encouraging students to join the Anthony Nolan stem cell register so they have a chance to give a life-saving donation to someone with blood cancers or other disorders, if the opportunity ever arises. The society also raises awareness and funds for the charity.

Neighbourhood health champions (NHC’s) are local people who care about the health and wellbeing of people around them. NHCs actively help others by raising awareness of health issues and opportunities, as well as wider impacts on people's wellbeing (such as access to groups, advice and greenspace). 

North West Air Ambulance Charity is the helicopter emergency medical service that covers the North West England region, consisting of the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

At North West Ambulance Service, there are emergency responders, patient transport providers and NHS 111 urgent care and advice givers. 

Based in Manchester and Gloucestershire, Purple Heart Wishes is a charity that grants wishes for people diagnosed with a terminal illness in their early adult life. We give these people the opportunity to experience something they have always wanted to do, by themselves or with family and friends. Allowing them the chance to dare to fulfil a dream of a lifetime and helping them to build memories of their experience no matter how big or small. 

St Ann’s Hospice is a charity which cares for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses every year. The hospice provides a free service to patients, carers and their loved ones from three sites in Greater Manchester, and a range of outreach services, supporting patients in the local community and their own homes.

Together Dementia Support is a small, not-for-profit company that aims to support people living with dementia (both people with a diagnosis and those who support/care for them) by providing high quality friendship and activity groups in Manchester. It has a number of friendship and activity groups across Manchester and Old Trafford.

At The Brain Charity, they champion neurodiversity and help anyone affected by a neurological condition to pick up the pieces so they can rebuild their lives and achieve their potential. Each year, they provide practical help, emotional support, and social activities to thousands of people from all over the UK.

The University of Manchester Sports Volunteer Scheme supports volunteering in sports activities at the UoM within sports programmes, as well as with clubs, organisations and at events in the Greater Manchester area.

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