Hearts Together Living With CHD

Future Inn Bristol 11th May 2024

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Who is this event for?

Hearts Together is our annual event for young people and adults born with a heart condition to come together and meet others who have ACHD. Attendees can listen to talks from healthcare and industry professionals, with a focus on wellbeing, social interaction and peer support – bringing congenital hearts together from all over the country.

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Your Feedback From Events

Hearts Together 2023

The event was a great success, with an overwhelming 98% of attendees rating the talks as excellent or good.

We thought it was one of the best conferences we’ve been to for a long time.

Meeting new people and feeling “normal”

It’s been great to meet others who have similar heart conditions to my husband and to learn more about heart related things.

Great range of talks, enjoyable day, opportunity to meet like minded people

Great to meet like-minded people and hear from experts.

Talking to others. Listening to interesting speakers.

the range of subjects it covers
are useful and comprehensive

Hearts Together 2023 – Living Well

Our 2023 Hearts Together event was a great success, thank you to all who attended. You can view our summary here.

Hearts Together 2022

Our 2022 Hearts Together event was a fantastic day, thank you to all who attended. You can view our summary here.


In the afternoon at Hearts Together 2024 you’ll be able to join one of 3 workshops. Choose from:

Fundamentals of financial wellbeing – The Money Charity

An interactive session designed to help you get on top of your money by sharing money saving tips, information and the latest tools to manage your money better including:

– Financial Resilience and the Cost of Living Crisis

– Budgeting and Keeping Track

– Credit, borrowing and understanding your credit score

– Making your money go further

– Where to access debt support

Midlife and beyond – the menopause transition – Beth Greenaway

Are you trying to navigate your way through the peri to post-menopause transition, struggling to understand your changing body, or looking to optimise your health as you go through this challenging life phase? Learn about your changing hormones, the impact of your congenital heart condition on symptoms and potential treatment, and the lifestyle modifications you can make to ensure you look and feel your best. You will leave with tools and ideas to action so you can feel empowered as you go through the midlife years and beyond!

Virtual Reality –  Dr Giovanni Biglino – Bristol University

VR looking inside congenital hearts with different conditions.  Please note, only 5 people can take part at one time (20 min sessions) so numbers will be limited. Apologies if you do not get the chance to join a session but Giovanni will be at the event all day with a stand including 3D printed hearts of different sizes.

Frequently asked questions


Why do I need to join Somerville Heart Foundation to attend the event?

The event is subsidised as part of our service offering to those signed up to Somerville Heart Foundation. In order to attend, you will need to be signed up as either a Friend, Supporter or Patron. Sign up to Somerville Heart Foundation here.

Can I bring a partner/friend?

Yes you can, if your partner/friend will be attending the conference with you they will need to join (it’s free) to obtain the discounted rate. If they do not wish to join they will need to pay a Delegate rate for non-members place (£38.75 incl. fees).

Can my child attend?

While the conference is open to both young people and adults, the content of the materials and talks is primarily tailored towards an adult audience. It’s recommended to use discretion when deciding if the conference is appropriate for your child. Regrettably, the venue does not offer any childcare facilities.

I am a Supporter / Patron – do I still need to pay for a place at Hearts Together?

One of the benefits of joining us as a Supporter / Patron is a free place at the Conference

A delegate place costs us £36pp + fees and we are offering to ‘Friends’ at the subsidised rate of £18pp plus booking fee – click here to book!

We understand the cost of attending has usually been fully subsidised but this is not something we can continue to offer. We, as many other charities, have suffered a loss of income as a result of the pandemic. If as a Supporter you feel able to pay for your ticket, this helps us to provide more support to more people

Supporters and Patrons have been emailed a unique code to book. If you have not received this code please contact the office prior to booking.

Will Hearts Together be recorded?

We are seeking volunteers (preferably with their own equipment) to help us with recording the main event

We are not currently able to live stream but will try to record some of the main talks.

Where will the event be held?

Future Inns Bristol Bond St, Bristol BS1 3EN

Menu Choices Bristol 2024

Bookable Dinner Menu options

We would be delighted if you joined us in the evening for a three course dinner from 7pm at a cost of £30pp

Click here to view the Evening Dinner Menu

Click here to book the Evening Dinner

The Conference is taking place at the Future Inns Bristol – rooms can be booked there. If you are planning on staying at the venue please tell them you are attending the Somerville Conference for a 10% discount. It might be cheaper if you try and book direct with a discount code  if you book direct via www.futureinns.co.uk and use promo code WEBDEAL you should get 12% discount.

Further suggestions can be found here: Bristol Accommodation

Will the event be Covid safe?

We’re limiting the number of delegates so there is plenty of space for us all to enjoy the day

Hand sanitiser and masks will be available

Delegates will be seated at large tables to allow for social distancing should they wish

Delegates are welcome to leave rooms at any time for fresh air

We will ensure windows are opened where possible to ensure air flow.

What can I do nearby?

Check out the Visit Bristol Tourist Information Site – why not make a weekend of it?!

What are the local taxi services?

Veezu Taxis 01179 252626

Euro Taxis 0333 6666666

Visit Bristol for more information on local taxis and private hire.

What are the transport links like?

1.9 km from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station

2.0 km from City Centre

15 km from Airport

Quick Links

Sign Up to Somerville Heart Foundation

Book your place at Hearts Together 2024