Project information

The CRY Myheart meetings

The CRY Myheart Network offers medical information and emotional support to young people who have been diagnosed with a life threatening heart condition.

Myheart meetings (one day events) are held twice a year.

Charity information: Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) logo
  • Need

    Need

    Young patients with cardiac conditions are often concerned about social isolation, fear of shocks (that the implants induce to prevent cardiac arrest), body image, limited physical activity and concerns about dying.

    Solution

    Myheart network aims to help young people with above concerns. It is unique because it caters specifically for the needs of young people with cardiac conditions and the particular challenges that they face.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Myheart members can gain support through meetings and talking to others in a similar situation.

    Activities

    » There is a group support session in the morning, where everyone has the opportunity to share their experiences, facilitated by a counsellor.
    » In the afternoon, there is a Q and A session with an expert cardiologist, where members can ask any questions they may have.

    With increased number of new members who join this Network and with positive comments we receive from existing members who benefit from this service.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The support members receive from myheart network, will aim to improve the quality of their lives. This service will be particularly helpful for young people who are recovering from cardiac surgery or who are living with a pacemaker or ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator). Young patients with cardiac conditions are often concerned about social isolation, fear of shocks (that the implants induce to prevent cardiac arrest), body image, limited physical activity and concerns about dying.

    Risk

    N/A

    Reporting

    We will send an annual update to show the progress of the charity. We will also complete any report form that the donor requests to receive.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,628

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      Amount Heading Description
      £350 Venue Delegate rate per head, including refreshment & hot lunch
      £828 Counsellor Counsellor Fees for 4 hours
      £200 Room Hire Syndicate Room for Parents meeting
      £100 Cardiologist Expert Cardiologist Fees for an hour
      £150 Travel expense Approx Travel Expenses for myheart members
  • Background

    Location

    Sutton

    Beneficiaries

    This is a National event. Anyone aged 35 and under who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition from any part of the UK.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CRY is the only organisation in the UK that focuses on conditions that cause young sudden cardiac death.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Kanika Bhateja

    Myheart coordinator