Hearty Lives Carrickfergus

A mother and child on space hoppers

Three wards in Carrickfergus borough have female life expectancy rates consistently below the Northern Ireland average.

Obesity is a major issue with current statistics indicating that almost one in five children are becoming overweight or obese by the age of five in Northern Ireland.

Working in partnership with Carrickfergus Borough Council, the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and the Public Health Agency, Hearty Lives Carrickfergus is a £230,000 project, which aims to reduce the high levels of CVD in mothers and young children.

Our aim

  • develop programmes to tackle obesity in women
  • help women achieve and maintain a healthy weight before, during and after pregnancy using healthy eating and exercise
  • co-ordinate and develop obesity prevention programmes for families.

More info

For more information contact Area Development Manager Stephanie Leckey on [email protected].