Meet our youth members

0-6 year olds

Throughout a young child’s life we will be working to support their parents and families to understand their condition and the effects it will have on their lives. When we hold an LHM event this age group of children can join in and play. At national events there will always be a qualified creche team. Sometimes there will be a party or activity organised for the children with entertainers and games.

7-10 year olds ‘Zippers’

Our LHM Zippers are LHM young members with half a working heart aged 7-10 years old. As a Zipper you will be able to get involved with all of our LHM family events. Here you will be able to meet other kids just like you! We also have an Open Day which we hold every year that you will be invited to as well! At this open day you will be able to attend your very own workshops to learn about your heart and make friends. From 2022 zippers will receive your very own ‘Jigzy’s Comic’ which is packed with other Junior Zipper stories, information on upcoming events and some useful information about your heart condition.

11-14 year olds ‘Juniors’

Youth Members aged 11-14 years make up our LHM Juniors. You’ll get invited to LHM Junior workshops, activity days and weekends, our annual Open Day and any of the other exciting events we hold! LHM Juniors will receive ”Big Hearts Matter” our youth newsletter that has articles about life with half a heart, more stories and information on the heart as well as info on up and coming events. All LHM Juniors will be able to join our Chat Forum where you can join in with the different topic streams – talking to other youth members about day to day life with half a working heart. LHM Youth Members aged 13+ will also get the chance to join our private Facebook ands Instagram group where you can chat to others and share your stories. You will also be able to work with Lexie our LHM Youth Leader. Lexie works with lots of our youth members to help them understand life with half a working heart. You can speak to her via our social media or text support.

15-17 year olds ‘Seniors’

Youth Members aged 15-17 years make up our LHM Seniors. You’ll get invited to LHM Senior workshops, activity days and weekends, our annual Open Day and any of the other exciting events we hold! LHM Seniors will receive ”Big Hearts Matter” our youth newsletter that has articles about life with half a heart, more stories and information on the heart as well as info on up and coming events. All LHM Seniors will be able to join our Chat Forum where you can join in with the different topic streams – talking to other youth members about day to day life with half a working heart. LHM Seniors can join our private Facebook and Instagram group where you can chat to others and share your stories as well as join our virtual youth group. You will also be able to work with Lexie our LHM Youth Leader. Lexie work with lots of our youth members to help them understand life with half a working heart. You can speak to her via our social media or text support. Our LHM seniors will also get to meet and work with our adult service lead Lorna to get ready for that transition to all things grown up.

Super Siblings

The Youth Zone isn’t just for young people with half a heart – their brothers and sisters are part of it too! Siblings are invited to all our youth events for their age group so that they can meet other brothers and sisters like them, because we know that it can sometimes be hard when you’ve got a sibling with half a heart. Our siblings are invited to join from aged 11.

Become a Youth Zone member

Becoming a member of the LHM Youth Zone is super simple! Please fill in the form below and our youth leader Lexie will be in touch! 

LHM Youth Zone membership: Young Person with a single ventricle heart, ages 11 - 18

Bear in mind guys that if you're under 18 years your parents/carers need to be members too.

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