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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Workplace Health and Wellbeing

We work with more than 300 employers across Greater Manchester, providing workplace-based health and wellbeing support which is accessible to every employer in the region…

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Amazing Places

Our 2 key assets are our staff and the 99 sports, leisure and wellness facilities we run across Greater Manchester. Both Trafford and Salford have benefitted from local authority facility investment in the past few years…

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Grassroots sport to sporting excellence

We manage a mixture of 99 indoor and outdoor, sports, leisure and wellness facilities across Greater Manchester. These facilities provide the region with…

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Community Development and Inclusion

We work at the heart of communities across Greater Manchester and promote inclusion in everything we do. A third of our facilities are in the top 10% most deprived communities in the UK…

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Physical Activity as a Miracle Drug

GM Active has established programmes across the region that encourage people to get physically active, supporting them to be in control of their own health and wellbeing.

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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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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.