Invitations to webinars and online events as well as our ‘physical’ ones:
Our private social media groups offer Zoom sessions too, there have been crafting, ‘coffee and chat’, quizzes and wellbeing zoom sessions too. We are starting to run webinars to inform patients and allay their concerns during this difficult period. We are running webinars on lots of different subjects and topics that you have told us you want to know more about.
Take part in our challenges; our February Footsteps is an annual patient group challenge to encourage CHD patients to get out in the fresh air and walk, which is also good for mental health too whilst raising funds to support our work.
Our annual patient conference (when gatherings of around 100 people are allowed again), area/disease specific seminars, meet ups and social gatherings. These are a great way of finding out more about what is happening in the world of congenital cardiology, hear other patients stories, discuss with your peers the issues faced by fellow CHDers. There are ACHD specialist talks, Somerville Foundation up-dates, taster sessions to try and plenty of like-minded ACHD compatriots to meet and chat with. Sadly our annual patient conference costs in excess of £12,000 with many who book not turning up, so we need to ask for a small contribution towards the costs of these in future.