USING THE ACTIVE HERTS APPROACH IN YOUR AREA
ABOUT ACTIVE HERTS
Active Herts is a research led and independently evaluated project which uses proven behaviour change techniques to support inactive adults to increase their physical activity levels. The underpinning research for the project was conducted in 2014-2015 by the University of Hertfordshire and University of Bedfordshire. The project follows a protocol (Howlett, Bain, Jones, & Chater, 2017) which identifies and applies the latest behaviour change theory (Howlett, Schulz, Trivedi, Troop, & Chater, 2019) and techniques (Howlett, Trivedi, Troop, & Chater, 2019) to support the target audience. These behaviour change techniques are embedded throughout the programme, both through the consultations with the Get Active Specialists (highly trained delivery staff) and through the consultation booklet.
The independent evaluation of this project showed fantastic outcomes, with physical activity increasing, sitting time reducing and mental health improving. These outcomes are evident at 3 months, and are sustained at 6 and 12 months, highlighting the long-term benefits experienced by participants
KEEN TO USE THE SAME MODEL IN YOUR AREA?
The Active Herts team are keen for this innovative and exciting approach to be shared and applied in other locations, and would like to see the benefits replicated across the country and beyond. We would like to be able to track the usage of the Active Herts model, and would therefore ask that you complete the details below so we can track where the Active Herts approach is being used. We also ask that where the Active Herts approach is being followed or adapted, the project is credited, as outlined below:
* We would like to credit the Active Herts team for the research and design supporting this booklet. For more details please see www.activeherts.org.uk
We would also encourage prospective users to contact our team so that we can support you, and explore potential training and evaluation.
Please complete the form below and we will send you the required programme materials.