Supporting Young Hearts
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Supporting Young Hearts

Advice from young people living with a heart condition.

The Supporting Young Hearts program works with younger people, aged 18 to 45 years, who are living with a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery. It aims to help younger people connect, support each other by sharing stories and learn about how to manage their condition and keep their hearts healthy.

Resources for young people


Join the Supporting Young Hearts Facebook group

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

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