HAPPY London – for better community heart health
HAPPY (Heart Attack Prevention Programme for You) – is the innovative web-based project helping Londoners take better care of their hearts.
We’re dedicated to
Education and prevention to encourage healthier communities in East London and beyond.
The difference we’re making
- Preventing heart attacks and stroke: participants in this study were encouraged to modify their lifestyle in order to improve their cardiac health
- Using the latest technology: the 400 participants used a simple, specially developed online questionnaire to assess their risk of heart attack
- Motivating change: this study assessed whether people are more likely to make and sustain lifestyle changes if they have personalised online health advice and email encouragement, in addition to their normal appointments
What the HAPPY participants are saying
“I made healthy changes to my diet and lifestyle, lost weight and feel wonderful. The project opened my eyes and I plan on continuing my new healthy lifestyle.”
– HAPPY London project participant
Participants reported that the project helped them to understand their risk of heart attack or stroke.
Many of them felt empowered about their health and were motivated to make lifestyle changes to improve their quality of life.