Local Support

By listening to what heart families tell us, we work to find the most beneficial ways to support children with heart disease and their families – no matter what their circumstances may be.

When you are told your child has a heart condition it is natural to feel lots of different emotions; fear, stress, isolation and frustration to name but a few.

We have a range of family support services to help you from the point of your child’s diagnosis whether at an ante-natal appointment, at birth or in later years. Download the ‘General Family Support and Local Groups’ Submission Form

Family Support Services

Have a look at our key family support services below and get in contact if you would like to speak to a member of our team.

Children’s Heartbeat Trust has been there from the beginning. At the start we didn’t know what to expect, however the team has never been more than an email or phone call away and for that we will be forever grateful.

I have nothing but praise for CHT. The team give all heart families fantastic support and reassurance.

From the day I met the team I was supported on all levels. Always there, day and night, for advice, reassurance and a place to stay at the hospital when times were tough.

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Local groups, one huge heart family.

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Family Fun Days

Our Family fun days are a great way to get to know other heart families from all areas of Northern Ireland.

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We have three holiday caravans available for our heart families to enjoy a much needed break without having to travel too far from home.

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Free private, confidential and professional counselling for children, young people and families in Northern Ireland affected by heart disease.

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Paediatric First Aid

Our First Aid courses run throughout the year, arming parents, carers and young people living with heart disease with the knowledge and experience to administer first aid with confidence.

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