Youth booklets

We’ve written various information booklets for you to help you understand your heart condition as well as about different areas of your life that you might need a bit more information on such as making career plans, relationships, and education support.

Living with anticoagulation

This booklet is to help you understand why anticoagulation is needed, how to manage it on a day-to-day basis, and what the potential risks are.

Sports and exercise

This booklet was written for parents, but it will also be useful for you. It gives overall guidance for leisure and school sports and exercise, and includes a chart which can be used to give an up-to-date personalised picture of what is safe for you.

Travel and trips

If you’re going away on holiday, for the weekend, or even going away for without your parents, this booklet will help you to plan what you need to do to make sure you have a great time and stay safe.

Information filofax

This is a plastic filofax which contains information on single ventricle heart conditions, possible treatments and lifestyle information. This can be added to as the charity produces more information.

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    A few weeks ago, we shared a news article about John and Kate Carlton who have been fundraising for Little Hearts Matter. This family’s amazing support doesn’t stop there, as their 9 year old daughter May also arranged for her school to take part in a non-uniform day for Little Hearts Matter. She put together a PowerPoint presentation and spoke to her Headteacher who agreed to hold a fundraising day for LHM.

    Just look at how many donations were received on the day – well done May, you’re a star! ❤️ To get involved and register your fundraising, click here: www.lhm.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/register-your-fundraising/
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    Youth Support

    There are young people living with half a heart across the country, many aged between 11 and 18. It is massively important for all of these brave young people to have access to the care, guidance and support they need – allowing them to live life to its full potential that their heart will allow.

    Lexie runs our Youth Services, supporting our youth members in a variety of ways, throughout their half a heart journey. These young members are invited to Activity Weekends and Education Days where they will explore their heart condition and seek solutions to the challenges that having half a heart brings. They will also have an opportunity to meet with other young members, online and in person, making friendships and helping them feel less alone.

    Did you know our youth members also consist of siblings? We know it can be a tough road for them too, so they also have a chance to chat with each other for support from people their age that truly understand. You can find out more about our Youth Services by clicking here www.lhm.org.uk/youth-zone/
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