Do more. Feel better.

Meet the team

The Greenwich Get Active Team

We have a dedicated team of energetic and enthusiastic trained Greenwich Get Active advisors here to help you.  Greenwich Get Active advisors are made up of Charlton Athletic Community Trust Health Promotion advisors and Greenwich Healthy Living Service Community Health Trainers. 

Greenwich Get Active advisors are local people who can support you for as little or as long as you need – up to a year if it helps.

All of our call centre staff have received tailor made Greenwich Get Active training focusing on the benefits of physical activity, helping people to become more active and supporting and signposting clients to local opportunities.

Our staff will help provide you with the skills to become more active and inform you of the support available and how best to access it.

Here you can view profiles of some of the people you may receive a call from at some point. Their role is to help answer any queries you may have and give you the best possible experience of what Greenwich Get Active is all about.

The team

Stephanie Golding

Greenwich Get Active Coordinator

 


Sam Layng

Health Improvement Advisor

"I am a keen believer that an interest in bettering yourself is vital towards complete personal satisfaction. I've been a part of various sports teams and activity-driven societies as a result of this mentality, consequently finding my quality of life to be improved and have more of a purpose. I find it my responsibility to help clients reach their goals, as well as establish a solid relationship in which further advice can be offered down the line."

Sam has undertaken a number of courses in order to bolster his communication skills and retain a relationship with clients, focusing on motivational interviewing, stop-smoking advice and aiding people improve their lifestyle through the national campaign Change4Life.

 


Danny Morris

Health Improvement Advisor

"I enjoy keeping fit by doing activities with my friends such as football, tennis, cycling and swimming". 

"I love helping other people improve their lifestyle through the Greenwich Get Active programme.  It's great to follow people's progress and see a positive change in them as they become more active".
 
Danny has a number of health related qualifications including level 2 smoking cessation training, motivational interviewing and health check training for the cardio-vascular disease programme.
 

Pat Kingsmill

Health Improvement Advisor

"Fitness is my passion!  I enjoy engaging older adults in to starting out on the path of fitness.  Anyone can start at any age to improve their health and lifestyle".

Pat has been involved with Greenwich Get Active since the programme first started in 2012.  Pat was one of the first members of the call centre and has been making calls and working on the roadshows ever since.

Pat has a wealth of knowledge around sport and physical activity and also works for Active for Health where she provides classes such as exercise to music, sit and get fit and pilates to older people in the Greenwich Borough.

Pat is a Level 4 instructor qualified in teaching people with specific medical conditions which includes arthritus, diabetes, heart conditions, COPD and joint problems.


Alka Rahalkar

Health Improvement Advisor
 
"I am an ardent believer in physical exercise being the pathway to keeping myself fit, active and energetic. I love to work out in the gym and Zumba is my passion! In my spare time, I also like to play badminton".
 
"I have a post-graduate qualification in Food & Nutrition, and my hobby is to provide counselling to friends and acquaintances regarding healthy eating and having a healthy lifestyle".
 
Alka recently joined the Greenwich Get Active call centre team and has become a valuable member of the team given she is able to speak in 4 different languages!
 
Alka has undergone a number of training courses including 'Helping Smokers to Quit', Motivational Interviewing and health-check training for the Cardiovascular disease programme.

Mohammed Yusuf

Health Improvement Advisor

"I am a massive Charlton fan and I love playing football!  I play as a striker for my team, Greenwich Islamic Centre FC."

Mohamed qualified with 10 A-C grades from Woolwich Polytechnic School and has a keen interest in sport and physical activity.

As well as Greenwich Get Active, Mohamed has completed his training in other fields and is now a Level 1 Stop Smoking Advisor.