Supporting Young Hearts Program
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.
Read about our latest heart health forums:
Resources for young people
Young Australian men and women share their personal stories of diagnosis, recovery and coming to terms with the physical and emotional side effects of a heart condition.
Our Supporting Young Hearts community is the first of its kind and built especially for you.
Each edition contains updates on heart health projects, events, life-saving research, stories from other young people in the community and feature fun, heart-healthy recipes for you to try out.
The Heart Foundation has produced a pack of information especially for young people dealing with heart disease.
The pack can be delivered via an email or SMS link and contains:
- A collection of videos of six young people telling their stories of living with a heart condition from diagnosis, surgeries, recovery and how they keep on track with lifestyle changes.
- Information sheets that look at blood pressure, cardiac rehabilitation, anxiety and depression and more
- Animated videos with tips on medications, going back to work, quitting smoking and preparing for hospital
- Tools and resources including key websites for more information.
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.
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.
To order multiple hard copies for your workplace please send us an email.