“Do Something Active” is a peer led, all female project which focuses on challenging traditional gender norms by equipping young women with the ability to become peer health educators in their clubs and communities. In addition, the project will encourage young women to become more physically active; try a new activity; participate in education sessions aimed at promoting the benefits of a healthy diet, exercise and developing community leadership skills all while having fun.
Gender inequality is entrenched in our society and results in poor health outcomes for young women. To address this issue, our “DSA” is an innovative, peer-to-peer education model where young women in deprived areas of Belfast are trained & equipped to directly inspire, influence and inform their peers about important health issues including exercise, nutrition, resilience and physical and emotional well-being
Based in the Greater Belfast area our Do something Active project will equip young women to become ‘Health Champions’ and improve healthy behaviours and practices in their youth clubs and communities.
The project will encourage young women to become more physically active; try a new activity; participate in education sessions aimed at the benefits of healthy diets and exercise; develop leadership skills, all while having fun.
See some of our fantastic video demonstrations by our amazing project youth workers, this sections enables young people to revisit project information, master techniques and enhance their skills
Do Something Active provided online and valued support to young people throughout the lockdown periods. This involved aspects around emotional wellbeing, innovative methods to staying active, weight management and social wellbeing.