Heart2Heart is a support group run by two heart patients, one carer and one specialist heart failure nurse and has been running since November 2017.
We provide peer-to-peer support for people who have heart conditions and support for those caring or who have lost someone to a heart condition.
When someone suffers a cardiac arrest/heart failure event, the NHS is amazing when treating the patient.
This is followed up by support from your GP, but this can be limited because of appointment times.
Our experience has shown there can be a huge void when helping people cope with the recovery aspect of such a traumatic event.
We aim to help bridge that gap and help ease the frustrations experienced by patients and their carers when knowing which services need to be accessed and getting detailed information when you need it the most.
We have specialist speakers at our meetings covering medication, heart devices (Medtronics), benefits (Metropolitan Connect), CPR and first-aid training, occupational therapists, insurance advice, heart failure & atrial fibrillation specialist nurses, health/lifestyle & dietitian specialists, pharmacists & cardiology consultants who are then available for one-to-one discussion.
We run two group meetings. A daytime session which is held on the last Tuesday of every month (February 26th, March 26th, April 30th, May 28th, June 25th) and is held in the Community Room at Tesco Extra Toton, Swiney Way, Nottingham, NG9 6QX (next to Costa) and runs from 10am to 12 noon.
Our evening group meeting is held every alternate month – Wednesday 13th March, Wednesday 8th May, Wednesday 10th July, Wednesday 11th September and Wednesday 13th November 2019 – held at Highfields Fire Station, Hassocks Lane, Beeston, NG9 2GQ and runs from 7pm to 9pm.
Please feel free to pop along for a Heart2Heart about your heart. Refreshments are provided free of charge.