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Supporting Young Hearts Program

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Supporting Young Hearts Program

Information and resources for health professionals who are treating patients between 18 - 40 years of age.

The Supporting Young Hearts program works with younger people, aged 18 to 40 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.

The infromation available here is sourced from a Supporting Young Hearts health professionals forum held in 2018.

The forum included presentations from:

  • Tess Pryor – Overview of Supporting Young Hearts program
  • Dr Angeline Leet – cardiologist: work of the Alfred Hospital Young Adult Heart Transplant and Heart Failure clinic
  • Dr Rosemary Higgins – cardiac psychologist: emotional wellbeing.
  • Tess Pryor - Launch of new digital patient stories. 

Watch the video of the event

Resources for health professionals

A postcard has been developed for health professionals to give to their younger heart patients to link them to Supporting Young Hearts.

Download the postcard.

To order multiple hard copies for your workplace please send us an email.


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Supporting Young Hearts

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.

Last updated18 March 2020