Granada - Heart Research UK

Genie in the Gutter Ltd

Project Title: Whole-Hearted
Award: £10,000

The Whole-Hearted project combines education and physical activity to improve the heart health of people recovering from addiction and poor mental health. With service-users often feeling too overwhelmed by the complexity of issues they face, they struggle to prioritise their heart health, raising their risk of developing heart disease. Workshops will include support to quit smoking, weight management, how to increase physical activity and tips on how to keep their hearts healthy while improving their mental health. For the duration of the project, ‘Heart Health MOT’s will demonstrate how participants benefit from the programme and their ‘Whole-Hearted’ packages will enable participants to continue to make positive health changes beyond the life of the project.