Sport England, with the support of 15 leading charities and the National Lottery, has launched the inspirational ‘We Are Undefeatable’ campaign to inspire people living with health conditions to get active in a way that’s right for them.
The campaign is being launched to support the one in four (15 million) people in England who live with one or more long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s and encourage them to get active.
The campaign kicks off with a 60-second TVC and features a cast of people with real long-term health conditions across England. This will be amplified by a national campaign run across TV, radio, social media and sponsored search, encouraging people to visit the new website www.WeAreUndefeatable.co.uk and use #WeAreUndefeatable for inspiration and ideas on how to get active in ways that suit them.
People with long-term health conditions often don’t feel that traditional exercise regimes are for them and are twice as likely to be inactive.
Recognising the unique barriers people with health conditions face, the campaign aims to help people build physical activity into their lives, by hearing from others who have become more active through the ups and downs of living with their condition.
The campaign kicks off with a 60-second TVC and features a cast of people with real long-term health conditions across England. Set to the classic track “That’s Life,” the film shows what getting active actually looks like for those with health conditions, including the unconventional exercises they might do and both the struggles and successes they experience.
As well as the main TVC, we have produced 14 social films which have been created to act as mini documentaries. Each of the social films concentrates on an individual from the main film and how they manage to be active through the ups and downs of their conditions. This includes hearing from people like Simone, 33, who was born with a congenital heart defect that led to a stroke at 19. She now tries to walk two miles every day after being encouraged by her doctor, and plays ‘Just Dance’ with her partner, which is often challenging, but always fun.
Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive of Sport England said; “You’re twice as likely to be inactive if you have a long-term health condition. We believe we can change that, because our research shows the majority of people with a condition would like to more active. That might be strengthening activities, walking, going to the gym or playing a sport. We are very proud to support our charity partners in delivering this new campaign because we know with the right support, sport and physical activity has the ability to change the lives of people living with long-term health conditions for the better".