Heart of Mersey is England’s largest regional cardiovascular health charity working across Merseyside and Cheshire (and beyond) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and stroke.
Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in the UK killing more than 40,000 people every year and 80% of these deaths are preventable. In Cheshire and Merseyside, CVD rates are much higher than the national average, as well as being a major contributor to health inequalities.
We work with a wide range of partners to conduct research, improve nutrition, reduce the harm from tobacco and encourage physically active lifestyles through effective public health policy development, lobbying and advocacy at local, national and international levels.
Heart of Mersey is a member of the Health Equalities Group which also includes the charity's social enterprise partners: HM Partnerships and the European Healthy Stadia Network.