Some patients use The Somerville Foundation extremely regularly and benefit consistently from the social world it provides as well as the on-going care and identity it enhances, others choose to use The Somerville Foundation less frequently and sometimes only once.
The organisation provides peace of mind for a lot of people who like to know we are there, just in case.
Patients’ lives encompass far more than just their medical history. Peer support and the advice of experts can assist them in taking a more active role in defining their own life journey. Feedback from patients shows that they use The Somerville Foundation to connect socially, to learn and get informed about their condition and about issues affecting their lifestyle.
Connect with others born with a heart condition through our Facebook
page, private Facebook group
and Community Forum
Together, through The Somerville Foundation, these individuals combine to make a powerful body – for peer support, information and lobbying.
We have a specialist service supporting patients’ mental health needs and our network of regional workers can be on-hand locally where necessary.
We work to break down the isolation many people born with a heart condition can feel. Facebook, Twitter and this website’s Community Forum enable online peer-to-peer conversations, support and friendships; conferences, weekends away and workshops enable face-to-face networking and friendships to build.
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