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’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)

  • Thursday 30th May, 6:30pm - 8:30pm - online

Julie will be joined by guest speaker Dr Klaus Witte who is a consultant cardiologist at Leeds. There will also be time to chat with refreshments.

Future meetings

The proposed dates for next year's meetings are:

  • Thursday 30th May 2024 18:30 - 20:30 - online
    Guest speaker: Dr Klaus Witte, Consultant Cardiologist Leeds
  • Saturday 13th July 2024 - in person
  • Wednesday 18th September 2024 18:30 - 20:30 - online
    Guest speaker: Prof Hugh Watkins, Professor of Cardiology John Radcliffe, Oxford
  • Saturday 23rd November 2024 - in-person

Please check back nearer the time to find out who will be coming along to speak to the group and to confirm the date, time and venue.


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