Hearty Lives Hull

People in an exercise class

Premature death rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) were significantly higher in Hull than in the rest of Yorkshire and above average for the rest of England. 

One in six deaths in Hull were due to CHD when we first awarded funding for a Hearty Lives project in 2010.

Hearty Lives Hull is one of our £1.5 million programme in partnership with NHS Hull and Hull City Council.

Our aim

In April 2010 we set out to raise awareness of heart disease, and motivate and challenge the population of Hull to aspire to better heart health. The programme will come to an end in October 2013.

Hearty Lives Hull has achieved to date:

  • Almost 13,000 registered participants.
  • 3,557 people have accessed a range of fun physical activities to date led by the Sports development team at Hull City Council.
  • In activity in six secondary schools across Hull, 26,320 participants have accessed a range of additional learning opportunities, including eating well on a budget and accessing ‘cook and eat’ classes. Heartstart life saving skills are now being taught as part of the menu of activities.
  • An amazing 2,735 participants benefited from a city-wide visual arts and creative writing project.
  • 394 people attended dance classes to explore their health beliefs sessions were held in all the deprived wards identified using schools and colleges in these places.
  • Four films have been completed including a documentary film and a very touching drama.
  • 117 businesses in Hull have benefited, enabling us to offer 1,884 employees to date a ‘highway to health’ programme. This has been a huge success.
  • The community project has delivered sessions to 669 vulnerable groups.

We are hopeful that we have made a huge impact and left a significant legacy which will be continued long into the future.

Further information

For more information about Hearty Lives Hull please contact Area Development Manager Stephanie Dilnot on [email protected].