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Supporting Young Hearts is a six-episode series interviewing young people with lived experience of heart conditions and talking through advice for supporting emotional health and well-being.

This is a podcast series by the Heart Foundation, Australia’s leading heart health charity.

Supporting Young Hearts The Heart Foundation

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Supporting Young Hearts is a six-episode series interviewing young people with lived experience of heart conditions and talking through advice for supporting emotional health and well-being.

This is a podcast series by the Heart Foundation, Australia’s leading heart health charity.

    Recapping the Supporting Young Hearts: Heart to Heart series

    Recapping the Supporting Young Hearts: Heart to Heart series

    In this last episode, host/clinical psychologist Carlye Weiner summarises the key themes of the series and we recap some of insights and advice from our wonderful lived experience guests. The episode includes important information around the common experiences of mental health and living with a cardiac condition, as well as some strategies to try at home. 

    Useful Links for extra support: 

    If this episode has brought up any upsetting or distressing feelings, please reach out to your health care provider or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. 
    The Heart Foundation’s Supporting Young Hearts program is a peer support initiative helping to support and connect younger people, aged 18 to 45 years, who are living with a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery. Find out more: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/programs/supporting-young-hearts 
    For more information on cardiac blues: https://www.australianhearthealth.org.au or call 03 9326 8544 
    To talk through any of your heart health questions or find out more about our programs, call the heart foundation’s helpline on 13 11 12, or visit http://www.heartfoundation.org.au 

    • 38 min
    Supporting Young Hearts - Courageous Conversations

    Supporting Young Hearts - Courageous Conversations

    Whether it’s explaining your heart condition to others, talking to your boss, or even just dealing with other’s opinion or advice. In today’s episode we talk through how to navigate these conversations.
    We are joined by Cara Curan and Sophie Nester who share their experiences including transitioning from a child to adult within the health system, as well as how they share their health journey with friends, kids and employers.  

     

    Useful links for extra support: 

    If this episode has brought up any upsetting or distressing feelings, please reach out to your health care provider or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/contact-us/need-help-now 
    For more information on cardiac blues -https://www.australianhearthealth.org.au/ or call 03 9326 8544 
    To talk through any of your heart health questions or find out more about our programs, call the Heart Foundation’s helpline on 13 11 12, or visit http://www.heartfoundation.org.au 

    The Heart Foundation’s Supporting Young Hearts program is a peer support initiative helping to support and connect younger people, aged 18 to 45 years, who are living with a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery. Find out more: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/programs/supporting-young-hearts 

    • 32 min
    Supporting Young Hearts - Trauma is part of everyone’s experience

    Supporting Young Hearts - Trauma is part of everyone’s experience

    In today’s episode we talk about how you may feel after having a heart event and begin to process just exactly what happened.
    It’s normal to have strong physical or emotional reactions after your heart event, but for some these feelings don’t go away.
    We talk openly about trauma, and post-traumatic stress and ways you can receive support. We hear from young hearts members Biana Beetham and Jackie Stripling as well as expert Dr Liza Morton.
    Useful Links for extra support: 

    If this episode has brought up any upsetting or distressing feelings, please reach out to your health care provider, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or visit: https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/contact-us/need-help-now Dr Liza Morton: https://www.drlizamorton.com/  To talk through any of your heart health questions or find out more about our programs, call the heart foundation’s helpline on 13 11 12, or visit: http://www.heartfoundation.org.au The Heart Foundation’s Supporting Young Hearts program is a peer support initiative helping to support and connect younger people, aged 18 to 45 years, who are living with a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery. 


     

    Find out more about Supporting Young Hearts program: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/programs/supporting-young-hearts 

    • 44 min
    Supporting Young Hearts - Let’s talk about sex and intimacy

    Supporting Young Hearts - Let’s talk about sex and intimacy

    In today’s episode we talk about sex, baby....as well as getting intimate, relationships, body image and family planning. We are here to answer some of the burning questions provided by our community of younger people living with heart conditions.  

    We hear from supporting young hearts member Alicia Philipatos about dating with a heart condition and renowned Sexologist Chantelle Otten on how to spice up your sex life and get intimate.
     
    Useful links to support you:  

    How to talk about sex and intimacy with your partner and health professional -https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/programs/supporting-young-hearts 

    Chantelle Otten - https://chantelleotten.com/about/  Dating after heart surgery - https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/Blog/Exercising-for-heart-and-soul  Sexual health concerns in people with cardiovascular disease by the American Heart Association - https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.004846  
     

    To talk through any of your heart health questions or find out more about our programs, call the Heart Foundation’s helpline on 13 11 12, or visit http://www.heartfoundation.org.au 


    The Heart Foundation’s Supporting Young Hearts program is a peer support initiative helping to support and connect younger people, aged 18 to 45 years, who are living with a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery. 

    Find out more about Supporting Young Hearts program - https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/programs/supporting-young-hearts  

    Join the Supporting Young Heart Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportingyounghearts/ 

     

    • 32 min
    Supporting Young Hearts - Your diagnosis, identity and the future

    Supporting Young Hearts - Your diagnosis, identity and the future

    Being diagnosed with a heart condition can make you reflect on your identity and what your new future could look like.
    In this episode our host clinical psychologist Carlye Weiner talks to Dr Geoff Lester and Ange Foster about how they dealt with a heart diagnosis at a young age and how this affected their futures in very different ways.
    Useful links to support you:
    If this episode has brought up any upsetting or distressing feelings, please reach out to your health care provider or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
    To talk through any of your heart health questions or find out more about our programs, call the heart foundation’s helpline on 13 11 12, or visit http://www.heartfoundation.org.au
    The Heart Foundation’s Supporting Young Hearts program is a peer support initiative helping to support and connect younger people, aged 18 to 45 years, who are living with a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery.
    Find out more about Supporting Young Hearts program - https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/programs/supporting-young-hearts
    Join the Supporting Young Heart Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportingyounghearts/

    • 28 min
    Supporting Young Hearts - Living your best life when you have a chronic health condition

    Supporting Young Hearts - Living your best life when you have a chronic health condition

    Living with a heart condition can affect every aspect of your life.  

    In this episode our host clinical psychologist Carlye Weiner talks to young heart patients Caitlin Rigby and winter Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim (www.samikennedysim.com) about their heart journey, how they haven’t let their diagnosis slow them down, and tips for other young people living with a heart condition.  

    We also talk to Cardiologist CSANZ president Professor Clara Chow about how to get the best out of your heart journey and recovery. 

     

    Useful links to support you: 

    Join the My Heart My Life support program - https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/recovery-and-support/my-heart-my-life 

    Find out more about cardiac rehab - https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/recovery-and-support/cardiac-rehabilitation 

    The Heart Foundation’s Supporting Young Hearts program is a peer support initiative helping to support and connect younger people, aged 18 to 45 years, who are living with a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery. 

    Find out more about Supporting Young Hearts program - https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/programs/supporting-young-hearts  

    Join the Supporting Young Heart Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportingyounghearts/  

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

bee1680 ,

Amazing podcast

Really engaging and informative podcast with relatable stories. Amazing to see young people with heart conditions have a platform to share their stories :)

chloeastrid ,

Engaging and informative

Love this podcast so far! I find it so easy to listen to and really informative

*JOMGR* ,

Easy listening

Easy listening & very informative at the same time! Looking forward to hearing more!!!

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