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Hearty Lives Programme

Hearty Lives

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For three years the Hearty Lives Carrickfergus Project has been delivered in Carrickfergus, Whitehead and Greenisland communities, supporting the development of new and effective ways of working to highlight the impact of obesity on women and their families.

The Hearty Lives Carrickfergus Project has been supporting the development of new and effective ways of working to highlight the impact of obesity on women and their families

Project Partners:

  • British Heart Foundation: £230,000 funding
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Public Health Agency
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
  • Community

Project Achievements

Working in partnership with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and the Public Health Agency, Hearty Lives Carrickfergus has:

  • Developed programmes to tackle obesity in young women.
  • Helped women to achieve and maintain a healthy weight before, during and after pregnancy.
  • Coordinated and developed programmes and resources for families with young children to prevent obesity and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Impact and outcomes

Hearty Lives Carrickfergus has achieved;

  • 18 different pilots and programmes have been delivered under the 3 project strands
  • 7 new resources developed
  • 6200 beneficiaries

Our final report is available to download below or by selecting the document at the bottom of this page.

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