Welcome

We want to welcome you to our Youth@Heart youth area, in this area you can keep up to date about where we are, what we are doing, and how we support young people aged 15 – 24 with congenital heart disease and their families.

With restrictions starting to ease we know it can be an uncertain time, we have two dedicated, full time youth workers – one ACHD youth worker, the other our community and family youth worker.

Sometimes we just want to know that someone is there, to listen to us, to help support us when we need it. Our youth workers are here for you and to help connect you with a community of people. We also love a good event and will be arranging fun activities and events over Summer 2021, a chance for you to meet other people with CHD and have a good time with people who understand what it is like!

Access our latest timetable here

What kind of things can our Youth Workers support you with?

Contact Xander – ACHD Youth Worker on 07832 668907, email: xander@youthatheart.co.uk OR Facebook chat using: http://www.facebook.com/xander.heart.18

Contact Monet – Community Youth & Family Worker on 07578 399916, email: monet@youthatheart.co.uk OR chat online using http://www.facebook.com/monet.heart.127

My Journey

What are Monet and Xander up to?

We are……..

  • on the end of the phone if you have a question or want to chat

  • running virtual activities via Facebook Zoom and Instagram

  • sending out our ‘gift of hugs’ or support gifts while you are in hospital or feeling down

  • checking in with our CHD community to see how people are

  • Zoom catch-ups for young people in hospital across our region, plus our Youth Worker is working from the Bristol Heart Institute on Monday, Thursday and Friday each week!

  • offering support to family and friends who may be worried at this time, we offer whole family support through our community and family worker.

  • liaising with the BHI to support young people

Find out more about what we do

 

Youth@Heart

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We are a small charity supporting 16 to 24 year olds with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) in Gloucestershire South Wales and the South West of England.

 

Xander is our ACHD Youth Worker - he works from Bristol Heart Institute Monday, Thurs and Fri. Plus available in the week from 9 - 4:30pm on Weds, or 11:30 - 7pm Tuesdays. Call or message him on 07832 668907 or Email: xander@youthatheart.co.uk
Xander and Monet Here to Help
Monet is our Community Youth & Family Worker - she works 5 days a week and is available Mon, Weds, Thurs & Fri from 9 - 4:30pm, or 11:30 - 7pm Tuesday. Call or message her on 07578 399916 or Email: monet@youthatheart.co.uk
Xander : 07832668907 Monet : 07578399916 Office : 01452690830

Little Hearts Matter 

Providing a support and information service that reduces the isolation, fear and the lack of understanding experienced by families when a child is diagnosed with having half a working heart.

Congenital Heart Disease Network South Wales & South West

The Network brings together clinicians, managers, patient/family representatives and commissioners from across the region, who work together to support patients of all ages with a congenital heart condition, and their families/carers.

Bristol Heart Institute

The Bristol Heart Institute (BHI) is the hub for the regional adult congenital heart service for the South West and South Wales.  All invasive cardiology and cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease is undertaken here with some outpatient clinical care provided in partnership with district hospitals in the region.

The Somerville Foundation 

There are over 250,000 adults who were born with a heart condition (CHD) living in the UK. The Somerville Foundation (previously GUCH Patients Association) exists to create a world where they receive excellent medical care, and lead happy, healthy lives.