COVID-19 and Cardiomyopathy

This page will be updated regularly with the latest and most accurate information relating to your health and COVID-19. : LAST UPDATE 25/03/2020

We want to help you during this difficult time. Cardiomyopathy UK takes the health and emotional well-being of our community very seriously. This page will keep you up-to-date with the latest information and advice regarding COVID-19 and how Cardiomyopathy UK is able to support you.


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With you wherever you are – our support services outreach

 

With many of us having to self- isolate we can feel alone and lacking normal human contact. That is why Cardiomyopathy UK will be taking our support services online so that people within our community can get together virtually and via phone.

E-Support Groups
As you may know all our support groups that meet face to face have been temporarily suspended in accordance with current UK Government guidelines around social distancing, self-isolation and COVID-19. We are currently looking to develop these groups to take place online so all you will need is a PC / tablet with a webcam. To find out when your group will be meeting online keep an eye on our support group page https://bit.ly/2worLwv We will of course give you instructions on how to join the groups in advance.

Coffee and Catch Up
One of the most important aspects of maintaining good emotional well being when we are self-isolating is to talk to others and feel part of a community. We will be offering a series of Coffee and Catch Up online meet ups where people can come online as group with members of the charity’s services staff to have a chat and share how they are feeling and what they are finding helpful to maintain good well being whilst in isolation.

Some of our people have told us that they don’t want to talk about COVID-19 or cardiomyopathy per se, they just want to have a natter with other people who are in a similar situation. Dates, times and joining instructions for Coffee and Catch Up will be coming out next week so keep an eye on our website and social media for these.

One to One
We understand that people are scared and are not sure what to do. We are here for you at the end of the phone. We will be checking in with those in our community who have asked for calls and if you would like to receive a call from one of our services team just to share concerns, and to feel more connected please email our Head of Services, Ali who will make sure she or one of her team will call you when it is convenient for you. 

Ali can be reached at Alison.thompson@cardiomyopathy.org

Facebook Live – What matters to you
The charity will be hosting several Facebook Live sessions which will cover clinical Q&A’s, tips on improving mental health whilst in isolation, welfare and employment advice as well as any other issues that you care about.

If there is a topic you would like to see covered by the relevant expert, please let Ali know.