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Supporting young people and adults born with a heart condition

The Somerville Foundation works with patients born with a heart condition (congenital), providing practical and emotional support, and enabling them to take control of their lives and manage their own heart condition. Thanks to advancements in medical treatment, today more and more people born with heart conditions are living long, full and happy lives.

Your thoughts

How you talk to other heart patients, get important advice and stay in contact.

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Recent announcement over surgical centres

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Appearance Matters

Scarred FOR Life will be exhibiting in London 28-30 June at Appearance Matters 7.

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Media coverage

Watch ITV and BBC coverage of UK's 1st CHD Research Centre

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Open Day N&N

The NNUH GUCH team invite patients to attend an information morning

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Royal Parks 2016

Take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October 2016. Guaranteed places available.

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Anxiety Workshop

A workshop for people born with a heart condition that explores ways to deal with anxiety and panic.

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Walk, Run, Cycle

Climb a mountain, bungee jump, skydive, take your pick and more

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Robert's Ballet

Robert's hobbies changed slightly after his regular Thursday circuit training class was cancelled...

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I'm so lucky!

Patricia Richmond discusses the ups and downs during her life with a congenital heart disease.

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Henna's Team

Life is not so easy when there is an illness super glued to you.

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Open Heart Surgery

Helen Doyle writes about her experience of late diagnosis and having open heart heart at 23 years old.

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Vote to help Kate

Your urgent vote is needed. Please help.

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30 Million Steps

Donation received from Actelion's Global Corporate Challenge

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Trekking in China

Joanne Dann will trek along one of the world's most famous historical landmarks to raise funds

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Emma's Challenge

Emma competed The Great Manchester Run on 22nd May 2016 to raise funds for The Somerville Foundation.

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Help & Advice

Information on managing your heart condition, including Physical, Emotional and Mental Health.

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Make a donation to The Somerville Foundation today and you will help us to continue to offer the valuable services we provide to those born with a heart condition.