Big Lottery Fund

Welcome to the brand new Active Practice website. Have a look round to find out about the programme, how it works, the support structures involved. And find out how its not just another exercise tool.

We are delighted to announce that the Big Lottery Fund has agreed to cover the costs for a number of participants. This is great news as it gives us the opportunity to show how the programme works in reality. It also takes the pressure off service users and providers who may not have funding available to them.

If you or anyone you know has a history of mental health issue and want practical help in improving your mood, gaining a positive outlook, or just getting out to meet people, then we can help.

When accessing Active Practice you will be given a choice of activities from a long list with a qualified provider. You can change activities after 6 weeks, with a 12 week plan. Depending the organisation supporting you, you might even be able to extend this and try out something completely different! Throughout the weeks you are with us you will be supported by others in the group. 

This site gives you the chance to discuss your experiences with the group, ask questions, tell us your problems and have a frank and honest chat about how Active Practice is, or isn't, working for you.

When you sign up you will be given your own unique log in. Only people involved in this organisation can access the forum and is closely monitored with strict rules. So your views are safe and confidential.


Please keep visiting the site to find out developments and how to access this service.



Lee Cholmondeley

MD, Active Practice & Cholmondeley Physiotherapy