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 Cardiac Support Group||2nd Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm – 3.30pm||Limavady Leisure Centre, Greystone Road, Limavady, BT49 0ND||Mona Duddy 0789 685 8586
NICHS’s GENERIC CHEST HEART & STROKE GROUPS:
|Kilkeel Chest, Heart and Stroke Support Group||Wednesdays 11am–1pm||Seaview House, Harbour Road, Kilkeel||Julie McGinnis 0791 204 6174
|Foyle Chest, Heart and Stroke Support Group||Thursdays 10am –
|Lenamore Youth Club, 1-19 Lenamore Rd, Londonderry, BT48 8GN||Mona Duddy 0789 685 8586
|Foyle West – Brandywell Chest, Heart and Stroke Support Group||Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm||Old Library Trust, Central Drive, Creggan, Derry, BT48 8GN||Mona Duddy 0789 685 8586
CARDIAC SUPPORT NETWORK GROUPS:
|Armagh Cardiac Support Network||Thursday in each month 2pm – 4pm||Mullinure Hospital Loughgall, Loughall Road, Armagh, BT61 7NQ|
|Belfast City Cardiac Support Network||1st Tuesday of each month at 18:45||Ennis Dining Room Level D, Tower Block, Belfast City Hospital|
|Causeway Cardiac Support Network Walking Group||Every Tuesday at 14:30||Causeway Hospital, 4 Newbridge Road, Coleraine, BT52 1HS|
|Dungannon||2nd Thursday of month 11am- 1pm||South Tyrone Hospital, Carland Road, Dungannon, BT71 4AU|