Due to COVID-19 the HeartKids support team will not be attending The Royal Children's Hospital or Monash Cardiology Clinic until further notice. Virtual support activities are being conducted including afternoon teas, activities and special guests – please keep checking our Facebook pages for details.
Our Family Support team continue to be available by phone, email and text. Please reach out to them.
Monday to Friday:
Tracy Stanley M: 0478 091 773 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm: Amy Heafield M: 0431 544 510 E: email@example.com
Tuesday: Helen West E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday – Youth Engagement: Rebecca Peters M: 0421 518 366 E: email@example.com
Information sessions for adults with CHD Information sessions for adults with CHD
HeartKids is very excited to commence free monthly online Get-togethers and Education Sessions for all adults with Congenital Heart Disease or acquired heart disease during childhood and their family and friends.
These will be held via Zoom technology. This software is easy to use and will allow us to hold our adult sessions nationally for the first time! Please visit the website for further information https://www.heartkids.org.au/how-we-help/adults/adult-zoom-sessions
Virtual events for young people
Sundays 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Young people (teens and young adults - aged 12 - 25) are invited to attend virtual events hosted by the HeartKids Victoria Youth Advisory Committee. The events are held fortnightly on Sundays 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Please check Facebook for details of upcoming events.
Virtual afternoon tea for HeartKids families
Tuesdays 3.00pm - 4.00pm
While we are not present at The Royal Children’s Hospital for our regular morning teas we are coming up with different ways to support our families.
Amy & Helen invite you to attend a virtual morning tea every Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
Join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88517357134 Meeting ID: 885 1735 7134
You will need to download the Zoom App - please click on the appropriate links and follow the prompts to set up your free Zoom Account on your computer, phone or tablet to join us for our virtual events.
If you’re having trouble accessing Zoom or logging on please call Amy M: 0431 544 510
Burnie/Devonport Catch Up
Sunday 13 December, 11am
A morning tea will be held at Berry Patch at Turners Beach on Sunday 13 December at 11:00am. There is a playground for the children and a light morning tea will be provided. Gifts which have been allocated from the Special Children’s Christmas Party will be distributed. All families are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Claire on 0408 351 661. (If you have missed communication regarding the gifts from Special Children’s Christmas Party, please contact Amy on 0431 544 510).
Geelong Christmas Dinner
Adult's Only Event
An adult’s only dinner for parents or adults living with CHD will be held on Tuesday 8 December at 7:00pm at the Waurn Ponds Hotel, 1154 Princes Highway, Waurn Ponds. HeartKids will cover the cost of main meals and alcoholic drinks will be at your own cost. Due to covid restrictions we have a limited number of seats booked so it is essential to RSVP if you wish to attend. Please contact Libby Gibson on 0411 057 905 if you wish to register.
Hobart Christmas Picnic
Sunday 29 November 2020
The Hobart Christmas Picnic will be held on Sunday 29 November at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Families with a heart child or heart angel and adults with CHD are invited to pack a picnic lunch and come along to meet members of the Hobart HeartKids community to celebrate the end of a challenging year. Our new branch volunteers, Miriam and Ashlee, look forward to meeting you all. Please register your attendance at here.
Tickets to Virtual shows
If you would like a ticket to either Circus Quirkus or World Festival of Magic, please email Lynette McCoullough on firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your heart child or heart angel's name, where you live and details of how many of your immediate family members would like to join the event.
All family members and age groups are welcome. For the Virtual streaming events, you may watch the show on any of the streaming days and at any time.
A virtual show for Victorian families will be streaming online between Friday
20 November- Sunday 22 November 2020. You will need the link to the show.
A live show will be available for Tasmanian families -
- Hobart City Hall - Sunday 6 December at 11am. Ticket is required.
- Door of Hope - Saturday 5 December at 11am. Ticket is required.
Families in Tasmania who don't wish to travel to Hobart
or Launceston shows - a show will be streaming online between Friday 4 December to Sunday 6 December. Link is required.
A virtual show for Victorian families will be streaming online between Friday 18 December to Sunday 22 December. Link is required.
A live show will be available for Tasmanian families -
Hobart - Hobart City
Hall - Sunday 6 December at 2pm. Ticket is required.
Launceston - Door of
Hope - Saturday 5 December at 2pm. Ticket is required.
Families in Tasmania
who don't wish to travel to Hobart or Launceston - a show will be streaming online between Friday 18 December to Sunday 20 December. Link is required.
David Strassman shows with Ted E Bare
Did you know world leading ventriloquist, David Strassman, is a HeartKids Amabssador and he performs exclusively for HeartKids families regularly? Would your family like to be invited to attend one of these shows which includes the opportunity to interact with Dave and Ted E Bare? We are taking expressions of interests from families Australia wide with a heart child or heart angel.
Please register your interest with Amy on Amy.Heafield@heartkids.org.au
HeartKid Branch Catch Ups
Our volunteer Branch Coordinators do an incredible job of organising local catch ups in various locations across Victoria and Tasmania. If you would like to attend one of our scheduled events it is important that you register you interest to attend with your local branch coordinator. Please contact Amy Heafield if you need more information on finding your local branch at email@example.com or 0431 544 510