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Soul Night – 16th Feb 2024 Ipswich

UPDATE – Soul Night 16th February 2024 What a fantastic evening the Soul Night was, raising over £850 pounds! Support Our Soul Night. Buy a ticket and come along for a fun filled evening. If you are not able to come along, consider…
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Can you help with a research study into Remote Monitoring in ACHD?

Do you already use a watch to monitor your heart? Be part of this research by completing a questionnaire to demonstrate how you feel about using it. If you don't already use one, the researcher is looking for people to test a new watch that…
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Heartfest – You’re invited!

For young people transferring to Adult Services When & Where? Sat 8th July 10am-4.30pm Tile Barn Outdoor Centre Church Lane Brockenhurst SO42 7UB   Why come? We appreciate many of you have been closely cared for by the children’s…
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15 Peaks and Cuillin Ridge – James takes on the challenges for SHF

It is with great sadness that on behalf of his family we share with you the recent passing of James Cobb. We invite you to add your memories of James to our Wall of Reflection. Somerville Heart Foundation Member James Cobb is undertaking two…

Travel Insurance

Our Travel Insurance provider Insurancewith can provide you with a quotation. Please read on for more information about our insurance provider or access our Travel Insurance (under 'Help & Resources' in the Members Area). Our insurance…
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Wellbeing Services – We value your feedback

As part of ongoing assessment and improvement of our services and to meet demand, we recently added a second, female Counsellor to our Wellbeing Support service. Both of our counsellors have congenital heart disease which helps to better understand…
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Hearts Together 2023 Speaker Liza Morton

Liza will be speaking at our Hearts Together 2023 event in Newcastle Liza Morton, PhD, Clinical Psychology, is a Chartered and Registered Counselling Psychologist and a Lecturer in Applied Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. As…
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30 reasons to join us in our 30th year!

It's FREE to sign up as a Friend - see our 30 reasons to join us as and access our resources It's 2 years since we launched our Membership scheme - in that time we have been pleased to welcome so many CHD patients, families and Healthcare Professionals…
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Hearts Together 2023 Speaker – Katrijn Jansen

Katrijn will be speaking at our Hearts Together 2023 event in Newcastle Katrijn Jansen is an adult congenital cardiologist and associate clinical lecturer at the Freeman Hospital and Newcastle upon Tyne university. She trained in cardiology…
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Hearts Together 2023 Speaker – Elaine Muirhead

Elaine is an Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service (SACCS). She joined the SACCS team in 2013 and continues to support and develop adult congenital heart services for patients living in Scotland.…
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Join the chat…

ARE YOU TRANSFERRING TO ADULT SERVICES? HAVE YOU ALREADY TRANSFERRED? How can we help? We are working closely with the CHD networks and specialist hospitals. We want to know what we can do to help with the process of transferring to…
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Hearts Together Speakers – Debbie McParlin and Lorna Carruthers

Debbie and Lorna will be speaking at our Hearts Together 2023 event in Newcastle on 13th May. Debbie is a Fontan Nurse specialist, in post since 2019 - the first UK post of its type. She is dual trained in Adults and Paediatrics and spent…
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Hearts Together Speaker – James Cobb

James will be speaking at our Hearts Together 2023 event in Newcastle. James was born with complex CHD and has faced physical and psychological challenges in relation to this which have held him back and prevented him truly finding himself…
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Hearts Together Speaker – Dr Louise Coats

Louise will be speaking at our Hearts Together 2023 event in Newcastle. Dr Louise Coats is an adult congenital cardiologist at the Freeman hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and a researcher at Newcastle University. She is interested in how we can…

January To Do List

A new year brings new beginnings - that means new lists! Here is our short list of important links for your January HEART to do list: Sign up for February Footsteps Book early bird tickets for Hearts Together by 1 February 2023 Share…
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Hearts Together – Living Well 2023

Date and time: Sat, 13 May 2023, 09:15 BST Location: Innside by Melia River View Close Bridge Court Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3BE Join us! We hope to see you at 'Hearts Together-Living Well 2023' - our next ACHD patient event in Newcastle-upon-Tyne!…
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Tree of Hearts 2022

The popular St Mary le Tower Christmas tree festival will be taking place from 1 - 7 December 2022 at St Mary Le Tower Church and Somerville Heart Foundation are thrilled to be participating in Ipswich's biggest Christmas tree festival this…
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Fundraising FAQ’s

Fundraising FAQs Thank you so much for choosing to raise funds and awareness of Somerville Heart Foundation. Read on for some information about the charity to help you spread the word and please get in touch if you have any questions. What…
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Reading Hockey Club ACHD awareness and fundraising

Adam contacted us recently about an advertising opportunity at the hockey club where he plays. Born in Hong Kong with Transposition of the Great Arteries, Adam was taken away from his parents immediately. Adam told us: “On day 1 I had minor…

We have new Christmas Cards!

We have two new fantastic Christmas cards to add to our collection this year, Hearty Cheer and Festive Dolls. Firm favourites from last year included the Winter Deer and Trio of Trees.  Our SHF branded pen, jewellery and accessories make fabulous…
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Caroline Wright on Menopause

Let’s talk about Menopause this World Menopause Day By Caroline Wright, Mental Health & Wellbeing Counsellor for Somerville Heart Foundation and Humanistic MBACP Counsellor Going through the menopause can be one of the most challenging…

Meet our 2022 RPH Runners

We are so thrilled to have five incredible runners participating in this years Royal Parks Half that are raising awareness as well as much needed funds on behalf of Somerville Heart Foundation! The Royal Parks Half takes place on Sunday…

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN 1926 – 2022

Somerville Heart Foundation are deeply saddened by the loss of Her Majesty The Queen. Her devotion to service and commitment to charitable causes has been an inspiration to many. We send our sincere condolences to The Royal Family at this…
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Dealing with low mood and depression

Low mood and life’s ups and downs It’s natural to feel sad, low or despondent in response to setbacks, upsetting life events and difficulties. Someone with a congenital heart condition might, at times, face additional challenges that…
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Clare Williams’ Heart Story

My name is Clare and I am 44, this is my TGA hope story. I decided to write my heart story to give hope to the world, especially if you are a first-time mum or dad and your baby has or will be born with heart problems. I hope my story will…
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£2400 raised at Art Exhibition

David Makinson's art exhibition held on 23rd July raised an incredible £2400! We are extremely grateful to all those involved as well as everyone who attended. The event was a huge success, thank you! Read the news article here. &nb…