10 Years of Youth at Heart

Join us in our 10th Anniversary Year of Youth at Heart and making a difference to the lives of young people (aged 13-24) with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and their families.

In our 10th year we want to raise £20,000

Xander facing hospital

We are inviting both businesses and individuals to fundraise for us during our 10th year and beyond.

How to get involved?

If you are a business or corporate company, you can join our very exclusive Youth at Heart Club10 and help us raise £10,000.


If you are a school, club, small organisation or individual you can join our Youth at Heart £10Challenge and help us raise £10,000.

"The Youth Workers are a great support to some of our young people who have risk taking behaviour and are not always compliant with lifestyle advice and treatment compliance.  He has been able to positively influence them and has built up the trust to enable them to feel confident enough to contact him when they are in trouble"

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Explore Youth at Heart

Youth at Heart are a charity committed to young people aged 13-24, and their families, who are living with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) in South West England and South Wales.

We empower, inform and support them to live their best life.

For young people

We are committed to supporting you as you start your Transition Journey aged 13 and leading up to your Transfer from Paediatrics to Adult Services and beyond, until your 25th birthday.

For the whole family

Youth at Heart recognise that congenital heart disease affects the whole family, which is why our Youth Workers are there for families too.

For professionals

Youth at Heart is a charity independent from the NHS that works in partnership with health professionals across the South Wales & South West Congenital Heart Disease Network.

Get involved

Youth at Heart rely on funds being raised through donations, grants, events and activities and for people to get involved to help us carry on our important work.

Our feedback

"Thank you so much for coming to see me it meant a lot. I’ve been super lonely, and it was nice having someone in that wasn’t here to poke or prod me or ask me questions about my condition."

PB, Young Person

"Thank you so much for your support with J when you came to see him in hospital, it was more help than you can know for both J and myself"

VC, Parent

"Thank you for all the support you have given me over the last few years you've helped me massively and i cannot thank you enough for everything, i'll miss you guys but i will keep you updated on my progression with uni"

GC, Young Person

"Hey, I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming to my appointment. It was really nice and useful having you there. Thank you"

SL, Young Person

"Youth at Heart are experts in what they do, what they can offer and it’s not just about supporting the patient - it’s supporting the family and seeing everyone for who they are not just a diagnosis or procedure"

FW, Parent

"Better understanding of youth culture and skills which enable sharing in a less formal and threatening interaction. The Youth Workers teach us medics/nurses what is cool!"

Consultant Cardiologist