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HEARTKIDS EDUCATION DAYS

HeartKids is here to help you and your family navigate your congenital / childhood heart disease journey offering a comprehensive free information service for people of all ages.

HeartKids 2017 and 2018 CHD Education Days will focus on two of the most requested topics from our community - Family Coping Strategies and Teen Transition.

Heart Kids Education Days are free to attend thanks to our national Education Day sponsor Admedus.

Family Coping sessions will cover:

How to stay positive and manage stress and anxiety
- Communicating with siblings and other loved ones
- Maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner
- Maintaining a healthy relationship with your medical and health professional
- Where to access support

Teen Transition sessions will cover:

- The stages of transition from paediatric to adult cardiology services
- Parents perspective of transition and ‘letting go’
- Young people’s perspective of transition and ‘stepping up'
- Your health records
- Where to access suport

Workshops are led by experts in their fields and include opportunities for questions and answers.

Please note the information provided at HeartKids Education Days is general in nature and participants are encouraged to seek medical advice from their GP and or specialist.

Education Days are limited to 100 participants at each event so please ensure you RSVP.

UPCOMING 2018 EDUCATION DAYS 

TASMANIA - FAMILY COPING 

SPEAKER: Tracy Stanley Support Manager HeartKids Victoria/Tasmania 
POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2018
Menzies Institute for Medical Research Hobart Corner of Liverpool and Campbell Streets (opposite Royal Hobart Hospital)

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Tracy Stanley
E: tracy.stanley@heartkids.org.au P: (03) 9329 0446

TASMANIA - TEEN TRANSITION

SPEAKER: Rebecca Peters Youth Support Coordinator HeartKids Victoria/Tasmania 
POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2018
Menzies Institute for Medical Research Hobart Corner of Liverpool and Campbell Streets (opposite Royal Hobart Hospital)

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Tracy Stanley
E: tracy.stanley@heartkids.org.au P: (03) 9329 0446 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA - TEEN TRANSITION 

SPEAKER: Dr Patrick Disney
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED - EARLY 2018

If you have any questions about the South Australia Education Day please contact Lindsey Pollock:

E: lindsey.pollock@heartkids.org.au P: (08) 8269 3122