Our Support Services
Compassionate care for you and your loved ones
At Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke, we offer a wide range of professional support services for people at risk of and living with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We work with people of all ages throughout Northern Ireland, along with their family and/or carers – work which is still ongoing, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic.
We understand the huge impact that living with a chest, heart or stroke illness can have on you and on your loved ones. We also know that, pandemic or not, people are still being diagnosed with these conditions and that they continue to need our support.
As a result of COVID-19, there are many people who may not have felt confident in seeking treatment during the initial lockdown stage. We therefore anticipate a surge in the number of people who will require our support in the near future.
Whatever your situation, you can rest assured that NICHS is still on hand to help you – every step of the way.
We continue to provide the following services throughout the pandemic:
- Practical advice and information
- Emotional support
- Physical rehabilitation
- Ongoing care
Health promotion programmes
As the only local charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to the prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses, informing and educating people about the early warning signs of these conditions and supporting healthy lifestyle changes is a core part of what we do. As a result, we also deliver a variety of health promotion and early detection programmes, such as health checks, which aim to prevent people becoming unwell in the first place.
Prevention is crucial in our ongoing work to make Northern Ireland free from chest, heart and stroke illnesses and we continue to deliver these services amidst the pandemic.
Although all of our face-to-face services remain suspended due to the pandemic, we’re working on ways to reopen these safely. In the meantime, find out more about how we’re still caring through COVID by clicking on the links below.
Find out how our Breathing Better team can help and support you or a loved one
Find out more about our Stroke Support team can help you or a loved one