Thank you for visiting our website. Little Hearts Matter is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting and empowering anyone affected by the diagnosis of a single ventricle heart condition – or half a working heart.

We support families along every step of their journey, from initial diagnosis, through treatments and into life at home.

Our core focus is to offer support and information to our members. However, we’re equally committed to raising awareness of our children’s conditions and the challenges these bring to their families. In doing so, we actively seek ways in which we can take our members’ voices into arenas for change.

Our mission

To provide a support and information service that reduces the isolation, fear and the lack of understanding experienced by families when a child is diagnosed with having half a working heart.

How we support our members

Support: Support is at the heart of all that we do. Our free service exists to ensure members have access to all the information they need, a friendly voice to speak to and a community that understands their journey.

Inform: We provide our members with accurate information that is completely free of charge and which covers every single aspect of the half a heart journey, starting with antenatal information right through to living with half a heart.

Empower: Our members experience feelings of fear, isolation and lack of understanding. No one should live with these feelings. We’re completely committed to equipping our members with support and information, thus empowering them and their families to live the very best lives they can.

Our vision

To see families able to cope with the diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle challenges created when a child is diagnosed as having only half a working heart.

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    LHM Brave Heart Awards! Empowering young people living with half a working heart today.

    Maybe you know an LHM youth member who has achieved something great or has shown a real understanding of their heart condition? Let’s give them some recognition with a Brave Heart Award!

    You can nominate a young person with half a heart for a Brave Heart Award by going to our website here: www.lhm.org.uk/youth-zone/lhm-brave-heart-awards/
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    We are kicking off the week with some feel-good…

    “Tommy is absolutely smashing reception! He struggled to settle into nursery, but he started reception on the 3rd and absolutely loves it. He got a “star of the week” certificate on his first full week and he doesn’t want to come home on an afternoon! Tommy is doing 5 full days and is pre-Fontan, so I was expecting him to struggle, but he’s not ❤”

    Fantastic news sent in by LHM member Beth, mum to Tommy who was born with half a heart. So pleased he is settling in well.

    Parents, remember we have a new teachers pack created to help schools understand the needs of a child with a single ventricle heart. You can find it here: bit.ly/3jqAbpQ or email [email protected] to request a hard copy.
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