Latest News


Ideas and projects are continuously evolving and progressing at GM Active. View our latest news stories below to find out how we are moving as one and contributing towards building the healthy, happy and prosperous Greater Manchester we all aspire to.

Shocking impact of cost-of-living crisis on foodbank users revealed

News | 08/06/2022

Demand for non-perishable products by people using foodbanks is on the increase as they switch off their fridges and freezers due to the cost-of-living crisis and spiralling energy prices.

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International recognition for GM Active's Prehab4Cancer

International recognition for Prehab4Cancer

News | 20/05/2022

Prehab4Cancer (P4C) enables cancer patients to engage in exercise, nutrition, and wellbeing assessments and interventions before, during and after their treatment.

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Our new ‘We Move As One’ Strategy

News | 04/04/2022

Encouraging active lives, reducing health inequalities and supporting those who need our help the most underpin our new ‘We Move As One’ strategy…

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Our impact on GM communities

News | 28/03/2022

Highlighting the scope, scale & sometimes unique responses GM Active member organisations have made towards the pandemic…

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Prehab4Cancer Scheme Expands

News | 09/02/2022

Delighted to announce Prehab4Cancer cancer prehabilitation and recovery programme receives a royal visit and expands into Mid and East Cheshire.

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Our Strategic Business Partners

News | 24/01/2022

We are delighted to announce our 12 new GM Active Strategic Business Partners aligned to our new strategy!

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Our Strategic Business Partner Programme

News | 29/10/2021

We have launched a search for Strategic Business Partners who are committed to helping us achieve our vision – which is to help people across Greater Manchester live healthy, happy, and longer lives. The Partners we select…

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Our Transformational Leadership Programme

News | 02/08/2021

Key staff in Greater Manchester’s community leisure & physical activity sector are being selected to take part in our new Transformational Leadership programme which aims to steer the transition from being ‘fitness and facilities’ managers…

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World Cancer Day Zoom Workout with Prehab4Cancer

News | 02/02/2021

Greater Manchester residents, NHS, care and cancer support organisations, charities and businesses are all invited to join a day of free online fitness sessions for people of all abilities on World Cancer Day, Thursday, February 4 2021.

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Our Work

GM Active was formed to harness the power of collaboration. Our work with our member organisations, together with other public bodies and agencies, covers a broad spectrum of health and wellbeing activity.


Prehab4Cancer is the first UK integrated care service delivered prehabilitation and recovery programme for cancer patients, via a partnership between the GM Cancer alliance and GM Active. 

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Skills and Training Academy

Our Skills and Training Academy has been developed to give our collective workforce the skills to support and meet the needs of their customers, enabling a transformation in the culture, knowledge and behaviours of staff to address the challenges of inactivity in the region.

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Transformational Leadership Programme

Our Transformational Leadership programme has been created to empower staff at our member organisations to play a greater role in developing new wellness services and innovative, cross-sectoral responses to current and emerging health needs in the populations we serve.

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Interested in working with us?

We are actively seeking new partners, opportunities for collaboration and innovative ways of working.  We can’t do this alone. If our plans, purpose and intent chime with you, please do connect with us and be part of our transformational movement.