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Welcome to the What works section. In this area of the website we will be publishing and highlighting insight & research; case studies and examples of good practise written by both ourselves and partners.

These will help and inform partners and practitioners to develop and expand strategies and programmes to decrease levels of physical inactivity.

This section is developed by theme, however if you can't find something do get in touch and we can point you in the right direction.

All of the information here is free to use and we positively encourage you to do so.

We also strongly encourage contributions from partners so please do send information and reports across.

Finally, if there is something that you feel is missing and should be developed then please do contact us directly.

Ed Nicholas

Ed Nicholas

Senior Strategic Relationship Manager

Active Oxfordshire

Ed joined Active Oxfordshire in August 2018 after 3 years working at Oxfordshire Sport & Physical Activity. Whilst at OXSPA Ed led on the work with sports and managed the insight; disability and coaching programmes. During 2017 Ed added to his role leading on physical activity including leading the GO Active and GO Active Get Healthy programmes. Ed has previously worked in governing bodies as National Development Manager at British Orienteering and a Programme Manager at Swim England.

Quote: If all the animals along the equator were capable of flattery, then Thanksgiving and Hallowe'en would fall on the same day.

Hero – Matt Speake. British International Orienteer

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One You

One You

A Campaign brought to you by Public Health England

Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life

These days, 'modern life' can mean that we're a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.

Sugar Smart
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Sugar Smart


SUGAR SMART is a campaign run by Sustain. We help local authorities, organisations, workplaces and individuals to reduce the amount of sugar we all consume.

Anyone can pledge to become SUGAR SMART – from councils and schools to restaurants, hospitals and independent companies.

Oxfordshire Mind

Oxfordshire Mind

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

If you're struggling with your mental health, you're not alone: 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives.