Sport England System Partner
Health professionals everywhere will play their part in enabling individuals and populations to engage in sport, physical activity, and meaningful movement.
Our Guiding Principles
We have evidence, knowledge, and a strong belief that healthcare professionals have a key role in reducing inequalities by embedding physical activity in healthcare practise, which if widespread could make a big difference to society. However, encouraging news ways of working in healthcare impacts on teams and ultimately people’s lives, therefore ‘listening first’ we believe, will be key to success.
Sport for Confidence believes in reciprocal learning between the participants, the employees, and other key partners. We believe in the power of collective planning and ensuring a diversity of thought. Therefore, everything we do, we will strive for a high quality co-productive approach and be open and transparent about how we have or have not achieved this.
Work with Partners
Our vision is directly linked to the Sport for Confidence model and therefore unique, however we are not alone in our direction of travel to influence healthcare organisations to imbed physical activity. We know that collaborative working is key to reducing inequalities and therefore we aim to partner with other organisations where possible.
Having goals, targets and a clear focus is so important to drive change, however it can also be restrictive when working within an ever-changing reality. For example, our focus on occupational therapists plays to our strengths at Sport for Confidence and helps to define our part in the health, sport and leisure landscape. However, working with all healthcare groups may be more conducive to the real world. We will therefore have mechanisms in place which support a check and challenge approach, be adaptable and responsive to a real world context and welcome diversity of thought to our work.
The Moving OTs Community of Practice is an inclusive space where occupational therapy practitioners and occupational therapy students from around the world can come together. This is a space to share ideas, knowledge and skills around promoting physical activity as part of occupational therapy practice, therefore improving health and wellbeing, and empowering individuals, groups and communities towards health equity and occupational justice.
We believe that Occupational Therapists are perfectly placed to be at the forefront of public health practice, and if you agree – we’d love for you to join us! The community of practice is open to all Occupational Therapists, OT support workers, and OT students, and takes place every two months on Wednesday evenings, on the third Wednesday of the month.
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