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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 offer you the opportunity to join our courses virtually from the comfort of your own home.

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Health seminars

Active Workforce

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


Topics include:
  • Stress Awareness

  • Back Care

  • Healthy Eating

  • Physical Activity

  • Stop Smoking

  • Menopause Facts

  • Menopause for Men

  • Menopause for Managers

  • Recognising the Menopause

  • Menopause - Exercise & Nutrition

  • Osteoporosis

  • 7 Dimensions to Wellbeing

  • Sleep

  • Alcohol Awareness

  • Managing Time

  • Low Mood

  • Breast Feeding

  • Mental Health

Weigh Forward

Active Workforce

Active Workforce offer a 6 Week Weight Management Programme, 'Weigh Forward'. The Weigh Forward Team focus on calorie deficit, the only way to lose weight! They deliver the sessions online on Microsoft Teams, face to face in Sefton's Leisure Centres & Community Centres, and they can also come out to your workplace to deliver where suitable.

For more information or to book on, please email

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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. 

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:

  • 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

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