Youth Zone News

We are always trying to bring fun, informative opportunities and events to our LHM Youth Members and this is the place to be if you want to find out what they are!

If any of you guys have good ideas for events, activities, opportunities or issues that we can face together, get in touch with Lexie!

 

*NEW LHM Youth Council coming in 2020

We’re bringing back the Little Hearts Matter youth council in 2020! The LHM youth council is an amazing way to make sure we as a charity make sure the youth member’s voice, your voice is the one that leads the way. To do this we are looking to recruit 6 LHM youth members aged 11 … Continued

Youth Text Support Service

In June 2018 LHM launched its brand new youth text support. An opportunity where youth members are able to text Lexie the youth leader each Thursday evening 6-10pm.This is chance for our youth members to speak to Lexie directly and ask for support for any lifestyle issues, catch up for a chat or share any … Continued

The Eden Project 2018

This summer we ran a brand new residential youth event at the eden project in Cornwall. 13 Little Hearts Matter youth members joined the youth team and had a great time. Two days were spent seeing and experiencing some amazing areas at the Eden project including the rainforest and Mediterranean biodomes. Watching live experiments, eating … Continued

Open Day 2018

We are so excited to say our Open Day 2018 was a great success! So many of our youth members and their siblings came to the youth workshops and were empowered, learnt about their heart and most importantly made friendships with others in similar situations. We would firstly like to thank our youth members, this … Continued

New Youth Instagram

Instagram is a wonderful form of social media, popular with young people. LHM’s zipper members now have both a private instagram, just for our youth members aged 13+. A place to share celebrations, thoughts and opinions in a safe and friendly space. @LHM_zippers_members We also have a public zipper page where everyone can see our … Continued

Youth Events 2018 – The Eden Project

Brand new to in 2018 We are booked and ready for our young people to claim their places. Friday 1st June – Saturday 2nd June A great place  for our youth members to not only spend two days visiting beautiful environment biomes and learn about their heart and energy levels, but meet other youth members … Continued

Youth Events 2018 – PGL

We are booked and ready for our young people to claim their places on our 2018 Activity Weekend. Friday 17th August – Monday 20th August A great place  for our youth members to not only participate in new and exciting activities and learn about their heart and energy levels, but meet other youth members and … Continued

Zipper youth forum

A new forum is coming, a chance for your voice to be heard! We will be inviting five zipper members to be part of the youth forum for a six month period where you will be working with our youth leader Lexie to ensure that all the services we provide are what you want! If … Continued

Career Fairs 2018

Life after school can be daunting and there are so many options out there it can be overwhelming deciding whats best for you! Job Fares are a great way to get out there, meet representatives from different organizations and really discuss options so you are fully equipped with all the information before you make your … Continued

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    Nominations are open for our next Brave Hearts Awards 🏅

    We know that a lot of our young people miss out on awards and trips at school and we feel that they, like every young person should be rewarded for what they learn and how they develop 🙌

    If you know of a young person with a single ventricle heart aged between 8-17 that has achieved and grown, take a look at our list of awards on www.lhm.org.uk/youth-zone/lhm-brave-heart-awards/ 👈

    Nominations will close at the end of January 2020 📅
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    👋 Meet Archie, he is 7 years old and was born with Tricuspid Atresia (TA) a rare congenital heart condition. Archie had his Fontan procedure in September at the University Hospital Southampton, Ocean Ward. The aim of the Fontan procedure is to give a child as much energy as having only half a pumping heart will allow. If surgery has gone to plan the children will gradually recover from the operation and go on to gain far more energy than they had before. He had a longer stay than anticipated, due to a number of complications, but was discharged in October.

    ❤️ “The staff, nurses, doctors, consultants and surgeon were utterly wonderful and we can’t thank them enough. However, it was a consultant anaesthetist, Dr Andy Curry, who stood out in Archie’s mind. His bedside manner, and the relationship of trust that he managed to build up with our very anxious little boy, was astounding to watch. So, on ‘Dress as your Hero Day’ at school, Archie wanted to dress as his hero…”I want to dress as Dr Andy because he helped save my life and he’s my friend”…gulp” – Archie’s mum Charlene.

    😻 We have been blown away by this story. A month after coming home from hospital and Archie is raising a smile, dressing up as his hero and on his way to school. This is one strong boy, as are all of the children in the LHM family.

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