We Are Undefeatable

A national campaign to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to be active.

We Are Undefeatable is a national campaign and movement to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to be active. Featuring the real-life experiences of people with long-term health conditions, We Are Undefeatable aims to support people to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that their condition allows.

Over 1 in 4 people live with at least one long-term health condition and these numbers are rising. You are twice as likely to be inactive if you have a health condition, however being active can help to manage over 20 long-term conditions such as depression and type 2 diabetes; it reduces the risk of developing some conditions by up to 40% and can delay the onset of and reduce the severity of many health conditions.

The campaign is led by 15 of the major health and social care charities and is backed by expertise, insight and significant National Lottery funding from Sport England, the organisation behind the award-winning This Girl Can campaign. The campaign is part of a longer-term drive by Sport England to change cultural and social norms around long term-conditions and physical activity and to help more people get active in a way that's right for them.

The charities are: Age UK, Alzheimer's Society, Asthma UK, Breast Cancer Care Breast Cancer Now, British Lung Foundation, British Red Cross, Diabetes UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Mind, MS Society, Parkinson's UK, Rethink Mental Illness, Royal Voluntary Service, Stroke Association and Versus Arthritis.


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Guidance and Support for Activity Providers

UK Coaching has created a dedicated We Are Undefeatable section on its website.

The page highlights a range of guides and resources available to coaches, and reinforces the power of Great Coaching as a tool to help people with long-term health conditions build a positive relationship with being active.


Guidance and Support for Health Care Professionals


Training Available in Dorset

A range of free training is available in Dorset, supporting people working in primary and secondary care to promote physical activity and support behaviour change including;

  • Public Health England Clinical Champions Physical Activity Training – free locally tailored training sessions for doctors, nurses, and other interested health care professionals in primary and secondary care.
  • RSPH Level 2 award in encouraging physical activity
  • RSPH Level 2 award in supporting behaviour change

For more information on all training available contact Active Dorset: mbailey@activedorset.org


Livewell Dorset

LiveWell Dorset, funded by Public Health Dorset, uses evidence-based behavioural science to support adults living in Dorset to make and sustain changes in their health behaviours.

Most people just need a little bit of help, a brief intervention or a nudge in the right direction. For those that need a little more help, LiveWell Dorset provides personalised, one-to-one telephone coaching.

The LiveWell Dorset Coaches are specialists in behaviour change. Using a combination of coaching skills and the COM-B model of behaviour change, they work with individuals to understand the barriers to healthy lifestyle change and help them to overcome these barriers.


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