Often it can help to meet people who have also been through the same experiences as yourself. NICHS aims to provide support to people with heart conditions and their carers by providing support to the work being undertaken by the Northern Ireland Cardiac Services Network and the largely self governing Cardiac Support Groups in your local area.
In addition to these groups we also have a Taking Control Self Management Programme, which provides education and training for those living with any long term condition, including heart conditions to improve the quality of life.
NICHS has some generic support groups which are for people with cardiac conditions, as well as respiratory or stroke conditions.
Further information available from Sarah Long on 028 9032 0184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NICHS’s CARDIAC GROUPS:
|Limavady||2nd Tuesday of the month, 11am – 1pm||Limavady Leisure Centre, Greystone Road, Limavady, BT49 0ND||Mona Duddy 0789 685 8586
NICHS’s GENERIC CHEST HEART & STROKE GROUPS:
|Kilkeel||Wednesdays 11am–1pm||Seaview House, Harbour Road, Kilkeel||Julie McGinnis 0791 204 6174
|Newtownabbey||1st Monday of the month, 11am||Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey||Yvonne Monteith 0791 204 6173
|Foyle||Wednesdays 2pm –
|Lenamore Youth Club, 1-19 Lenamore Rd, Londonderry, BT48 8GN||Mona Duddy, 07706521356|
CARDIAC SUPPORT NETWORK GROUPS:
|Armagh||Thursday in each month 2pm – 4pm||Mullinure Hospital Loughgall|
|Belfast City||1st Tuesday of each month at 18:45||Ennis Dining Room Level D, Tower Block, Belfast City Hospital|
|Belfast Mater||Every Monday 18:30||Mater Aerobics, 2nd Floor Board Room, Mater Hospital, Little St Georges Street, Belfast|
|Causeway Walking Group||Every Tuesday at 14:30||Causeway Hospital|
|Dungannon||2nd Thursday of month 11am- 1pm||South Tyrone Hospital, Carland Road, Dungannon|