IN a bid to encourage the people of Nottinghamshire to remain physically and mentally active during lockdown, Notts County FC Football in the Community has teamed up with the Get Out Get Active Nottingham and This Girl Can Nottinghamprojects, hosted by Nottingham City Council to deliver the inaugural #StaySafeStayActive campaign.
The newly launched campaign – which offers members of the public easily accessible online content – includes several interactive sessions, such as exercise tutorials and mindfulness techniques, to demonstrate some of the ways that people can continue to remain active, healthy and strong while based at home.
Emma Trent, head of programmes at Notts County FC Football in the Community, said: “Notts County FC Football in the Community has a proud history of working within the local community to promote increased health and wellbeing and we are grateful to be able to partner with the Get Out Get Active Nottingham and This Girl Can Nottingham to launch this exciting new campaign.”
Several local organisations and community delivery partners have also pledged their support to #StaySafeStayActive to encourage people to look after their physical and mental health, while ensuring to follow the government’s social distancing guidelines.
Claudia Russell, assistant inclusive sports officer at Nottingham City Council, commented: “Get Out Get Active Nottingham and This Girl Can Nottingham are extremely excited to be working with Notts County FC Football in the Community on our #StaySafeStayActive campaign, an initiative to work collaboratively with deliverers across the city committed to ensuring we support people to stay safe and stay active whilst practicing social distancing.
“Whilst we know that these are really challenging times for people, we want to support people to stay as healthy as possible, as we know that keeping active to encourage positive mental wellbeing is more important than ever. Therefore, we are really proud to work with our fantastic partners at Notts County FC Football in the Community to keep Nottingham moving and supporting people to stay safe, stay strong and stay healthy.”
Additionally, the initiative looks to work with a number of local care homes and NCH independent living schemes to provide innovative forms of stimulation and activation for older individuals living in residential care.
Emma added: “We recognise that these are incredibly testing times for all of us, but our aim is that, by engaging with this new campaign, the people of Nottingham will be able to increase their wellbeing by becoming more active and, therefore, become more resilient to the challenges that we face.”