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The Conservation Volunteers

Project Title: 5 Ways Well
Award: £8,000



This heart focused intervention programme helps integrate outdoor activities into cardiac rehabilitation. Engaging those within NHS Ayrshire who have suffered a heart related incidence, ‘5 Ways Well’ brings those with heart conditions into the natural green gym to help rehabilitate their bodies and minds and instil heart healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Taking the approach of the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ model cardiac outpatients are; connecting with the community, being active in the outdoors, taking notice of local green spaces, learning new skills and giving back to the community. Whilst some heart conditions are genetic, 80% of all heart disease can be prevented. This project gives those who are in recovery the tools and resilience to stay one beat ahead of heart disease.