Hearty Lives Gateshead
Hearty Lives Gateshead is an innovative £100,000 project
working in partnership with voluntary groups, primary care and the
local authority to improve men’s health.
Gateshead was chosen to receive funding due to the high levels of
risk factors for heart disease in the area. Only one third of men
in the Gateshead currently undertake the weekly recommended amount
of exercise, around 1 in 6 smoke and 66% are classed as overweight
Hearty Lives Gateshead will use a community approach to
encourage men to take part in healthy lifestyle initiatives.
Initial research will be carried out to determine how men currently
perceive their health, their knowledge of risk factors,
relationship with health services and their attitudes towards
making healthy lifestyle changes.
The project aims to encourage and empower local men to better
heart health through tailored resources and services.
You can find more information about Hearty Lives Gateshead
website, or you can contact the Area Development
Manager Kevin Fitzpatrick on firstname.lastname@example.org,