Aligned Organisations are those groups that share a common goal with BSLM, namely in the promotion of healthier lifestyles through one of the six pillars of Lifestyle medicine: physical activity, nutrition and diet, sleep, stress reduction and mental health, harmful substance reduction or cessation and healthy relationships.
The purpose of Aligned Organisation status is to work together for the purpose of increasing awareness around lifestyle medicine.
We share aspirations through position statements, resources and events, with organisations operating in niche areas and to encourage debate and discourse in the wider LM community.
BSLM is a broad “church” and as such will align with organisations who may seem to be at odds with each other. As long as those groups we align with are entrenched in evidence-based science, we are happy to be part of the debate. Where aligned groups have a commercial element, BSLM will not endorse products or specific activities and programmes, unless these have been approved separately through BSLM’s accreditation process. For more information about aligned organisation status, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country’s major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the RSM promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.
As the national governing body for swimming in England, we cover every area of swimming.
From learners to teachers, athletes to coaches, we support people to achieve their best in the water. Our tutor programmes and CPDs ensure everyone involved in the delivery of swimming is highly trained.
Wellbeing has always been at the heart of the Yakult company, since the microbiologist Dr Shirota selected and cultivated Lacticaseibacillus paracasei Shirota and produced the first bottle of Yakult in Japan in 1935. Continuing this passion for wellbeing through science, today Yakult supports independent research in hospitals, universities and institutes worldwide, including the UK and Ireland. Yakult remains at the forefront of scientific research and education, and is committed to supporting healthcare professionals in enhancing the understanding of the gut microbiota and health.
Over 2.8 million people worldwide live with multiple sclerosis (MS), with many experiencing progressive disability over time. Global MS rates are increasing, primarily (up to 75%) caused by lifestyle and environmental factors, with 109,200 people diagnosed annually. MS is among the most expensive long-term conditions to treat. Medical options can be limited for those with progressive forms. Compared to other long-term serious illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, mainstream MS healthcare has been slow to embrace lifestyle interventions as part of MS clinical practice. Meanwhile, an MS diagnosis can create profound economic and emotional implications for individuals and families, resulting in isolation, an uncertain future with increasing and debilitating pain, fatigue, sight and mobility issues. Overcoming MS is the world’s leading multiple sclerosis healthy lifestyle charity.
You Okay, Doc? and You Okay, Nurse? support doctors’ and nurses’ mental health across the globe. We are founded and led by healthcare workers established in 2019, following the tragic death of a doctor related suicide. We take a multifaceted approach in supporting doctors’ and nurses’ mental health and combine evidence-based solutions with practical services that are readily adopted by our end-users and across NHS services, nationally. Collectively, we provide three flagship programmes underpinned by current research into peer support and trauma support. These programmes include community activation via an international network of ambassadors, the curation and provision of educational resources in partnership with UK and US organisations (including an initiative of Harvard University) and lastly, the provision of mental health services to our doctors’ & nurses’. We are enrolled onto the accelerate Cambridge Programme at the Judge business school and continue to build our network and community worldwide.
The UKHCA is the professional body for Health and Wellness Coaches for the UK and Ireland. Members of the UKHCA are fully qualified and credentialed professionals who have satisfied our robust professional standards and work within a defined scope of practice.
We support people with Long Covid and post viral syndromes with a programme of live, participatory classes based around retraining the autonomic nervous system. We run a live taught timetable consisting of gentle Yoga, breathing classes, mindfulness meditation (drop in and courses), reconditioning classes (like gentle Pilates and beginners rehab weights/resistance work) chair Yoga and a group support chat weekly. This is all supported by a large (and growing) Facebook Group with over 5000 members from around the world.
Our Vision is to fight loneliness and lifestyle-related chronic diseases globally by making Evidence-Based Lifestyle Medicine Education, Group Consultations & Coaching freely accessible to all in a supportive community setting so that everyone can live a long & fulfilling life.
To advance the concept of the traditional Mediterranean Lifestyle (tMedLife) as a healthy paradigm for global lifestyle medicine interventions, we recently founded the Mediterranean Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Leros, Greece. The founding members include world experts in Lifestyle Science research, experienced Lifestyle Medicine clinicians, and leaders of national and global Lifestyle Medicine Organizations.
We are an eco therapy workshop company comprising a Counsellor, Performance Life Coach and Forest Skills/Outdoor Education Specialist. We have designed a series of wellbeing workshops offering support with managing Stress/Anxiety, coping with Grief/Loss, Combatting Emotional Eating, Better Sleep and Goal Setting. Where practicable, we deliver these in an outdoor setting, working with nature to provide context and meaning, using nature’s teachings, working with metaphors to facilitate communication. We provide an alternative and highly accessible pathway for people who need some support but are struggling to find it. We work in peer groups which deliver an extra layer of support and connection. We have anecdotal and written feedback showing an uplift in mood and understanding for all delegates.
We publish regular content, aimed at doctors (GPs and hospital doctors) practising in the UK, which includes news, regulatory alerts, expert insights, blogs, as well as CPD resources ranging from webinars, video talks with clinicians, courses, to quick clinical guides and guideline summaries.
An innovative information hub of food, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine. Promoting the need for greater nutrition and lifestyle medicine education within healthcare and other educational settings. As a think tank we research the issue and publish data, we advocate through many channels for increasing nutrition & lifestyle medicine education for medical students, doctors and other HCP’s to improve their own wellbeing and to enact change for their patients / clients. As a Network we mobilise a community of activated students and junior doctors to be agents of change and provide them with free nutrition & lifestyle medicine education.
HealthyLongevity.guide is building a platform for progressive healthcare professionals eager to learn more about the booming world of longevity, healthy ageing and healthy lifespan extension, and gerontology sciences. Driven by a mission to create a frictionless platform to engage one million health and wellness professionals to provide structured, unbiased, objective healthy longevity guidance. We help those professionals to broaden and enhance their knowledge in this field of expertise, by creating, aggregating and structuring the educational content in the field of longevity and healthy lifespan extension.
Move Dance Feel CIC is dedicated to promoting the health benefits of dance for women living with and beyond cancer (any type of cancer), including those caring for someone with cancer or bereaved by cancer. We provide creative, collaborative and joyful dance activity specifically designed to enhance participant wellbeing and offer holistic support.
MAN v FAT was established due to the lack of effective and engaging weight management provision for men. Since then we’ve built a thriving community of men looking to loss weight and improve their mental, physical and social health. We aim to redress the balance that only 15-20% of those who get weight loss support in the UK are male.
TTM is a gateway to mental wellbeing within the public realm. Our mission is to assist people in harnessing the power of the outdoors through bold campaigns and free access to wellbeing exercises.
Building upon first-hand experience of successfully implementing a low-carb lifestyle to combat type 2 diabetes, we aim to become a thriving online marketplace; a trustworthy source of products, ingredients, knowledge, recipes and services for anyone interested in reaping the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle.
We are the sector’s chartered professional development body. We are committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed in the sport and physical activity sector and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active. CIMSPA helps to nurture talent, develop careers, inspire professionalism and set clear regulatory standards for success, continuing the development of a modern, prosperous and respected sport and physical activity sector.
Beat COVID is currently running a ‘Get Prepared’ campaign to protect the wellness of our invaluable NHS staff through this difficult period of the pandemic. Beat COVID’s focus is on four key areas of lifestyle related change: mindfulness, nutrition, sleep and physical activity. The initiative was set up by junior doctor James Grove and newly qualified doctor William Gao.
The Children’s Sleep Charity is a national, award-winning charity supporting children with sleep issues. They provide support for families and accredited training for professionals and commercial organisations.
Improving relationships with alcohol with set challenges, 1-2-1 Coaching, support groups – This journey helps individuals find the best version of themselves, new hobbies, new relationships, new clear mindset and much more! A large part of getting adults engaged in their health is asking questions, self- monitoring, coping with lapses and setbacks. We help encourage and motivate a life without alcohol; not only to improve yourself but everything and everyone around you. Having the best version of yourself at all times increases the mood you reflect!
Lost Chord is an innovative charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of those living with dementia using interactive musical stimuli to increase their general awareness and self esteem.
The Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) is the professional body for organisations and individuals who use the outdoors to make a difference for others. We are driven by a vision of Outdoor Learning as a highly valued form of development, education and employment in UK society.
The mission of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK is to provide evidence-based education for health-professionals and the general public on plant-based nutrition and other lifestyle interventions for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
Connect. Motivate. Transform. Inspired Medics run CPD events for GPs and provide medics with education which helps to inspire, motivate and connect like-minded people. Inspired Medics will allow you to transform your practice to encompass using Lifestyle Medicine in your consultations, which will help patients with chronic disease, and will help you feel more fulfilled in your career.
At PBHO our mission is to help you reach your best health in the easiest way possible. We aim to achieve this by supporting you through simple but evidence-based lifestyle changes.
Penny Brohn UK is a national charity specialising in a holistic approach to cancer, known as the Bristol Whole Life Approach. We’ve helped and supported thousands of people through their experience of cancer for over 35 years and we know our approach really does work.
East Lothian Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation Group is a small charity, established in 1992, aiming to offer gentle exercise, relaxation, and advice for patients living in East Lothian who have heart problems, who may have undergone heart surgery, suffer lung problems, have diabetes or just want to get fitter through our “Rest of Life Programme” (ROLP). Gentle exercises for all.
Our vision and aspiration is that by working together and working in more flexible and innovative ways, we can not only deliver improved access for patients but also improve our working lives.
Becoming a BSLM aligned organisation
Aligned organisations share BSLM’s goal of promoting better health using the six pillars of lifestyle medicine: physical activity, nutrition and diet, sleep, stress reduction and mental health, harmful substance reduction/cessation and healthy relationships.
We welcome applications from organisations wishing to align with BSLM who share our aspiration to reframe healthcare and tackle chronic disease. Aligned organisations are listed on our website and we will endeavour to work together to improve health and wellbeing by preparing joint position statements, sharing each other’s news and content and encouraging constructive debate and discourse in the wider LM community. We will tell the world about you and hope you will tell the world about us!
BSLM aligned organisations represent a range of interests and approaches – and won’t necessarily agree on everything. We do, however, expect all aligned organisations to share our commitment to a scientific, evidence-based approach to health improvement.
Where aligned groups have a commercial element, BSLM will not endorse products or specific activities and programmes, unless these have been approved separately through BSLM’s accreditation process.
If you are interested in becoming a BSLM aligned organisation please contact the BSLM office via email@example.com.