Sheffield & South Yorkshire Support Group

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This support group based in Sheffield is for people with any form of cardiomyopathy, their family members, friends and supporters. 

This group is run by trained volunteer Julie Taylor (pictured on the left in the photo below).

Julie has been a Support Group Leader since March 2019 and has established a great group of members who too have become friends and continue to support each other.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this group will now alternate between in-person and online (using Zoom) meetings, which will provide more flexibility for those members who live further away, do shift work, etc.

Julie (left) and Sarah

Julie’s Story- Julie has ARVC and was diagnosed in 1993. This was identified as genetic in 2009 following the sudden death of her sister in 2007. She had an ICD fitted in 2010 as a precaution, which was changed to an S-ICD in 2018. Her health has deteriorated over the past 2 years and as a result, Julie has been diagnosed with moderate heart failure. She has worked in the NHS for 40 years and currently works part-time as a Clinic Booking Coordinator. She is also a Telephone Peer Support Volunteer and Cardiomyopathy Change Maker for the charity.

Next meeting(s)

  • Wednesday 27th September (6.30pm - 8.30pm)
  • We will be joined by guest speaker Dr Klaus Witte for another interesting talk and Q&A session.


This will be an ONLINE meeting using a secure Zoom connection.



For details of how to join this meeting, or for more information about this support group, please contact our Services team: