How we help

Heart Kids is here to help families at every step of their heart journey – from when a heart condition is first diagnosed, through childhood, the teenage years and into adulthood.

Our practical and emotional support is vital for all those affected, helping individuals and families cope with the day to day challenges of living with a childhood heart condition.

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  • Emotional Support

  • Practical Support

Family Support Staff

We have trained staff, both in the national children’s hospital in Auckland and throughout New Zealand providing practical, emotional and social support. Find out more about our Family Support Network

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Pre-natal support

We provide support for expectant parents facing big changes, challenges and decisions.

Family Matching

Connecting families whose children have similar needs for peer support.

Family days and Murmurs Coffee Groups

These gatherings give families a chance to connect and for children to have fun.

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Counselling support

Help to facilitate counselling support

Access to written resources

We provide books, pamphlets and publications written by heart parents and medical professionals. Visit the information and resources section.

Visit the information and resources section. COMING SOON

Specialised Heart Kids camps

Heart children and teenagers gather for a week of fun, where their condition is no barrier to what they can do.

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Specialised Equipment

We provide Access to CoaguChek machines and Medic Alert Bracelets

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Practical support

Hospital care packs, food vouchers and travel subsidies

Bi-annual National Education Forum

The conference is a chance for families to talk with and listen to medical professionals and motivations speakers.

Scholarships

Heart Kids runs scholarships for teenage heart children to allow them to pursue their dreams.

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CPR training and First Aid courses

We provide access to CPR training and First Aid courses

Family Support Staff

We have trained staff, both in the national children’s hospital in Auckland and throughout New Zealand providing practical, emotional and social support. Find out more about our Family Support Network

Read more

Pre-natal support

We provide support for expectant parents facing big changes, challenges and decisions.

Family Matching

Connecting families whose children have similar needs for peer support.

Family days and Murmurs Coffee Groups

These gatherings give families a chance to connect and for children to have fun.

Read more

Counselling support

Help to facilitate counselling support

Specialised Heart Kids camps

Heart children and teenagers gather for a week of fun, where their condition is no barrier to what they can do.

Read more

Access to written resources

We provide books, pamphlets and publications written by heart parents and medical professionals. Visit the information and resources section.

Visit the information and resources section. COMING SOON

Specialised Equipment

We provide Access to CoaguChek machines and Medic Alert Bracelets

Read more

Practical support

Hospital care packs, food vouchers and travel subsidies

Bi-annual National Education Forum

The conference is a chance for families to talk with and listen to medical professionals and motivations speakers.

Scholarships

Heart Kids runs scholarships for teenage heart children to allow them to pursue their dreams.

Read more

CPR training and First Aid courses

We provide access to CPR training and First Aid courses