So many people have contacted myheart wondering if there are others who they could talk to, who are in similar circumstances to themselves. No matter how much professional support is offered (either medical or therapeutic), sometimes just chatting to someone “who has been through a similar experience” helps the most. To reduce the social isolation for people who have been suddenly diagnosed with a cardiac condition after thinking that they were fit and healthy, myheart has developed online support communities.
myheart offers a private Facebook group for individuals living with a cardiac condition to connect via social media. Any member of the myheart network aged 18 and over can join this group by invitation. Please visit here for more information or to request to join the group.
The myheart website’s private discussion area is for members of the network between the ages of 16 and 35 as a safe place to connect with other young individuals with conditions. This is a place where they can feel secure and share their feelings, thoughts and experiences. You can register here to request to join the ‘members-only’ area of the myheart website.