Building Active Communities Conference

February 28, 2018 / News
Building Active Communities Conference

Building Active Communities’

The Public Health Agency (PHA) in partnership with Southern Area Local Government Councils (Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Mid Ulster District Council), Southern Health and Social Care Trust and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is holding a conference ‘Building Active Communities’ on Wednesday 14th March 2018.

The purpose of the conference is to explore models of best practice in delivering effective physical activity interventions from across the UK and to influence key stakeholders involved in shaping local initiatives.

The conference will be of interest to Directors and Senior Managers from Health and Social Care organisations as well as local Government councils.


DATE:              Wednesday 14th March 2018

TIME:               9:00am – 4:15pm

VENUE:           Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Road, Armagh, BT60 4FR


Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Rob Copeland, Professor of Physical Activity and Health at The Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University. “Move More: A whole systems approach to increasing physical activity in Sheffield.”
  • Mike McDermott, Associate Director of Public Health and Kevin Hadfield, Manager Leisure, Libraries, Archives and Museums Services, East Riding of Yorkshire Council “A wonder to behold”: the sustainable partnership between Public Health and Leisure Services as a catalyst for wellbeing.”
  • Karen Creavin, Chief Executive, The Active Wellbeing Society: Birmingham City Council – The Birmingham Experience
  • Professor Marie Murphy, Professor of Exercise and Health, Ulster University. “Sit Less – Move More – the evidence base for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour.”
  • Caroline Bloomfield, PHA Regional Obesity Lead – Active School Travel Programme – Engaging primary school children in physical activity

How to Register

To register your place/s at the conference use the button below. Please register no later than the 5th March 2018