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What emotional support is available for people with heart problems?

Heart disease is a significant problem in St Helens, however you do not need to feel isolated if you have recently been diagnosed or are receiving treatment/rehabilitation – there are services and people available to help.

There are two local support groups in St Helens that both meet up at the Unison Social Club to provide information, education and emotional support:

St Helens Healthy Heart Support Group
St Helens Heartbeat Cardiac Support Group
Your GP, local Cardiac Nurse and the Cardiology departments at St Helens and Whiston hospitals can also give you on-going information and support in living with heart problems. This includes a Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme consisting of physical exercise, relaxation and education.