Posted 10.06.2021

Hapi project launches in Cardiff and Vale

Hapi (Happy, Aspiring, Prosperous and Inclusive) is a health and wellbeing project providing local communities with free resources and access to workshops to positively impact mental health and wellbeing.

With its fantastic success in RCT, Hapi has received funding from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to run similar activities free to all communities living in and around Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.

Jason Wroe CEO at Newydd Housing Association said

“It Is fantastic to see the Hapi project go from strength to strength since it first launched in 2015. We are delighted to have partnered up with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to expand this fantastic project”.

The free activities currently delivered by the Hapi include

·       Food & Nutrition: Cook a Longs, Food Wise (Weight Management), Food & Nutrition Level 1, Surplus Food Distribution.

·       Physical Activity – Pilates, Family Workouts, Get Fit Wales (see below) Couch 2 5k and much more.

·       Emotional Wellbeing Workshops – such as Mindfulness, Stress Busting, Managing Depression, Psychology and lots more

·       Education Training & Employment- Variety of online accredited courses

The HAPI ethos is to help make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of the communities living in and around Rhondda Cynon Taff and Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan. HAPI is delivered as part of Newydd Housing Association’s commitment to creating sustainable communities.

The project can work with anyone of any age, any level of fitness, and basic cooking skills.

Fiona Kinghorn, Executive Director of Public Health, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said

“As a University Health Board, we are delighted to support this fantastic project. Hapi has a great track record of delivering this project successfully and it is our aim to help people in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to move more and eat well as a key contribution to their health and well-being”

“The Hapi initiative offers easy access to health and wellbeing services for all living in and around Cardiff and the Vale, complementing other actions and services in this regard. Being actively involved in your local community promotes good health and it is so important, now more than ever, to offer free and easy access to services that will help improve our health and wellbeing.”

Hapi officially launched its Cardiff and Vale programme on the12th May via zoom. There was a cook-along with Great British Bake-Off contestant Beca Lyne-Pirkis. 

See what Beca cooked up for the event - click here

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