Health Improvement

Who are the Health Team?

Health Improvement is a vibrant and passionate Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) strand with a proven track record in delivering innovative and successful programmes throughout the South East.

What started in 2006 as CACT coaches delivering school-based sessions in Greenwich and helping residents to quit smoking has flourished into a comprehensive Health Improvement programme.

At the centre of CACT’s Health Improvement work is the behaviour change model, using a Motivational Interviewing approach. This approach has been proven to lead to greater participation and a more positive outcome with anything from Physical Activity to quitting smoking. This approach supports residents to resolve ambivalent feelings and encourages them to change their behaviour.

What do the Health Team do? 

CACT’s Health Improvement team is commissioned to offer a variety of different projects that support health.

There are many factors that affect an individual’s health, from the well-known factors such as nutrition and physical activity to the lesser-known impacts on health such as finance, social and environment. These are known as the wider determinants of health and are the focus of some of the health projects that CACT runs. 

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COVID-19 update:

In partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, CACT has launched Community Hub to provide support to vulnerable residents and help facilitate food boxes and prescriptions being deliveres. A number of our Health Improvement programmes have been affected but several are still running. Please check the individual programme pages for details.

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