Support programmes for young patients

We can help you support your young patients with heart or circulatory conditions by giving them the opportunity to meet others with similar experiences and take part in exciting events and activities.

A group of young heart patients at cooking school

We offer two youth support programmes that bring young heart patients together to learn new skills, grow in confidence and enjoy themselves: Teen Heart for 13–18-year-olds and One Beat for 18–30-year-olds.

What are the programmes about?

Teen Heart (13–18 years old)

“It was a year ago I started going to BHF events. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s possible to meet nicer people, it’s all so welcoming and it’s the best group I’ve ever joined!”
- Ebony, 14 

Teen Heart is here to support any 13–18-year-old with a congenital heart condition. Young heart patients can spend time with other young people who have heart conditions at brilliant events, share experiences and grow in confidence.

We hold a variety of activities such as escape rooms, cooking lessons, digital workshops and more.

Young heart patients will also have the opportunity to be involved in the creation of new resources to help other young patients, such as our recently produced film about transitioning to adult care.

One Beat (18–30 years old)

One Beat supports 18–30-year-olds living with the unique challenges that come with a congenital heart condition. The programme equips patients with essential skills to help them take the next step into adulthood. This includes workshops on managing money, public speaking and careers.

What are the benefits?

  • Gives patients the opportunity to meet other young people like them, share their experiences and reduce isolation.
  • Increases their confidence and helps them gain essential skills to take their next step in life.
  • The opportunity to try new experiences and travel to new places.

How much does it cost?

All our events and activities are completely free and we will cover all reasonable UK travel costs.

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