Welcome to our adult services
We are delighted to launch this brand new space on our website, dedicated to supporting our SVH Adult members, led by our amazing new Adult Services Lead, Lorna Carruthers. We have loads of exciting plans for 2022 so watch this space!
Lorna is our fab new adult services lead, she has joined us for 2 days a week whilst continuing to work as the lead adult congenital nurse specialist, based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
A new logo 💜
We have worked alongside our SVH Adult members to create this brand new logo for 2022. A fresh visual identity for our exciting new adult services. We hope you are feeling the purple vibes as much as we are!
SVH Adults Group Chat
A Facebook messenger group exclusively for our SVH Adult members. The perfect place to talk to each other, share experiences and ask questions. Please note, you must be a full member of LHM to join.
“University is a truly wonderful experience, a chance to learn more about yourself and your heart condition. I never expected to go to Uni, but I did it, and the life lessons learned will be taken with me into the future! Know you can say NO! And nestle yourself in the right group, it’ll be the best few years you’ll ever experience.”
Shared by LHM Adult member, Luke.
Starting uni with half a heart? We got you covered ‘Your guide to university with half a heart’ is a powerful little booklet full to the brim with useful tips, guidance and information.
LHM Open Day
This year, LHM will be collaborating with the Somerville Heart Foundation to hold a series of seminars specifically for adults living with a complex heart condition. Click below to complete a quick application.
LHM Adults in the media
Carys is one of our adult members born with a Single Ventricle Heart Condition. She, like so many of our young members is also dyslexic. At just 23 years old, Carys has achieved something amazing.
Filmed during the first lockdown in 2020, Jack’s story shines a light into the life of an adult living with half a heart, and a powerful reminder of the importance of raising awareness.
LHM Adults Activity Weekend
We are delighted to invite all of our SVH Adult members and their partners to join us for an activity weekend at the Pioneer Centre in Cleobury Mortimer, taking place in July 2022.
Your voice matters
As we shape this new support service, we would love to work alongside adults with a complex heart condition, as well as their parents. Please use the form below to share your ideas with us. How can we make LHM adult services better?