Interim findings from our evaluation and our programme monitoring data shows that Get Set to Go is having a positive impact on people’s physical activity levels and wellbeing.
The data shows that people using our eight local projects report that the number of days where they do 30 minutes of physical activity has increased. There has also been an increase in their levels of vigorous and moderate intensity activity – and a decrease in barriers that stop people being active.
The results provide evidence that Get Set to Go is meeting its original aims of increasing the physical activity levels of people living with mental health problems – while the improvements to people's wellbeing is also further evidence for the associated health benefits that having an active lifestyle brings.
In spring 2016, our evaluation team at Northampton University looked at data collected from people attending the programme at three and six months. Our final evaluation report is expected in autumn 2017.