The heart has long been a symbol of our emotions.
Supporting our emotional health is just as vital as looking after our physical health, perhaps even more so if living with a congenital heart condition. Hospital stays, repeated medical procedures, changes in health and uncertainty about the future, all have an impact. It’s natural to have strong feelings in response to health challenges.
This section has a range of resources to offer guidance and support across the diverse emotional issues facing members: from depression, to dealing with anxiety and panic, plus issues relating to coping with surgery and deterioration in health.