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.

Prehab4Cancer adds another accolade to its growing list of achievements

News | 09/11/2023

Our multi award-winning Prehab4Cancer (P4C) Programme run in partnership with GM Cancer, has added another accolade to its growing list of achievements.

Read more

Ten months in – putting our Pivot to Active Wellbeing into perspective

News | 17/10/2023

Change is not easy to achieve. It takes time, it takes patience, and, above all, it needs buy-in from those who will make the difference.

Read more
A team of three people holding each others wrists.

How Team Science can replace the pivot to active wellbeing’s echo chambers

News | 07/09/2023

Find out how Team Science can unite health and leisure for a healthier future.

Read more

We need to shift the elephant in the room – and fast!

News | 26/07/2023

Read more

Getting our energy price message across to the people who count – the day Ofgem came to Stockport

News | 18/07/2023

Read more
GM Active business partners

Our Strategic Business Partners 2023

News | 14/04/2023

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

Read more

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Our impact on the community of greater manchester infographic header banner

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…

Read more

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.

Pivot to Active Wellbeing

This ambitious project involving all local authority leisure operators across Greater Manchester is aiming to change how local leisure centres, swimming pools, fitness facilities and services are perceived and used, putting a greater emphasis on health and wellbeing instead of being purely focused on fitness.

Read the story


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. 

Read the story

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.

Read the story

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.