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Supporting Young Hearts

Advice from young people living with a heart condition.

The Supporting Young Hearts program provides opportunities for young people to connect with each other, share stories and learn about how to manage their heart condition.

An advisory group of young people living with heart conditions help design, support, and guide the direction of the program. 

The program helps to provide life stage specific connection, support, and information in the following ways:
ConnectionOpportunities to meet and connect with others who are living with similar conditions and have shared experiences.
SupportProviding support for their emotional health, managing their condition and recovery.
Information Customised information to help manage their heart condition and emotional health and wellbeing.

The Supporting Young Hearts program

Join the Supporting Young Hearts online community

Join our Supporting Young Hearts Facebook group to connect with others. You can choose to share your story, hear how others are travelling and support each other in an accessible private environment.

Podcasts

A six-part series sharing stories and advice on emotional health and wellbeing while living with a heart condition

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Events

Let’s have a Heart-to-Heart is a series of events for younger people living with heart conditions, offering opportunities to connect and exchange experiences with their peers.

VIEW UPCOMING EVENTS

Other past events

This forum for younger people aged 18-45 years living with heart conditions provided information on managing emotional health and wellbeing. It aims to provide patients with the right tools to overcome emotional challenges and thrive. 

Patient stories

Young Australian men and women share their personal stories of diagnosis, recovery and coming to terms with the physical and emotional challenges of living with a heart condition.

Information pack

Request a tailored information pack, specially designed for young people living with heart conditions. The digital pack offers:

  • Videos, heart stories and podcasts of young people sharing their experiences of living with a heart condition from diagnosis, surgeries, recovery and how they keep on track with lifestyle changes
  • Information sheets, videos and animations on managing your condition and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Upcoming events
  • Links to tools and resources including key websites for more information

request an information pack 

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