Active Workforce

Health advice

Active Workforce offer a range of opportunities to help improve your health, whether it is checking your health or doing something to improve your health. Active Workforce are now offering you the opportunity to join our courses virtually from the comfort of your own home.

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To register your interest in a seminar, please email

Health seminars

Active Workforce

Active Workforce offer 30 minute health seminars in the workplace on various topics aiming to improve your health.


The seminars in the workplace are currently suspended due to Coronavirus pandemic. We will be offering virtual classes in the near future. 


Topics include:

  • Stress Awareness

  • Back Care

  • Healthy Eating

  • Physical Activity

  • Stop Smoking

  • Menopause

Weigh Forward

Active Workforce

Active Workforce offer Weight Management Programmes in the workplace during your working day. The courses are currently on hold in the workplace, however you can access the Weigh Forward programme virtually.

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NHS Health checks

Active Workforce

Active Workforce offer 10 minute health checks in the workplace. We check blood pressure, resting heart rate, weight, height, BMI and waist circumference. 


Health checks are currently suspended due to coronavirus pandemic.

Exercise referral

Active Workforce

The Exercise Referral Programme is aimed at improving the health and well-being of employees, with a particular emphasis on those who suffer with health problems that affect both their working and daily lives.

What is the Programme? 
  • A 12-week supported programme of physical activity for individuals with health conditions under the guidance of an Exercise Referral Officer.

  • Includes health and well-being screening before, during and after the programme to assess health benefits and general progress.

  • Gives subsidised use of all Sefton Council Leisure Centres.

  • Offers the opportunity to take part in the programme alongside a buddy (partner, carer or friend) at the same subsidised price to increase motivation and commitment. 

  • Allows reduced price membership as part of the Active Workforce Programme after completion. 

How can you access the programme?
  • Contact us direct on 0151 934 2079

  • Ask your GP or OH Officer to complete the Self-Referral form and send back to the Active Workforce Team

  • Attend an appointment with our Exercise Referral Officer

  • Complete your fitness induction at your preferred centre, or start your home-based exercise

  • Enjoy your 12-week programme supported by your Exercise Referral Officer

  • Achieve a healthy lifestyle 

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What are the benefits? 
  • Reduced risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and stroke 

  • Prevention or delay in the development of high blood pressure 

  • Helps control diabetes 

  • Aids weight loss, improves body shape and increases muscle tone 

  • Increases bone density, muscular strength and endurance 

  • Improves respiratory function 

  • Improves mobility and can help reduce pain 

  • Decreases anxiety, stress and depression 

  • Improves self esteem, confidence and independence 

  • Helps improve sleep

  • Improves social networking