Your emotional health and wellbeing

The Irish Heart Foundation offer support for your emotional health and wellbeing.

Living with a heart condition or surviving a serious heart-related event can be stressful and overwhelming for you and your family.

It’s important to be kind to yourself, give yourself plenty of time and space to recover, and ask for and accept help.

The Irish Heart Foundation offer emotional wellbeing supports that are designed to help you cope after a sudden heart illness or a new diagnosis. They give you the tools and techniques to use anytime you start to feel anxious or down.  All our emotional wellbeing supports are available to people living with conditions and to adult family members.


Mindfulness (online)

Using mindfulness techniques can help you cope better with difficult thoughts and feel calmer.  It can help you cope get through days when you feel overwhelmed.  Learn how to practise mindfulness at our 8-week online course (1½ hours per week).


ACTivate your Life (online and in-person programme)

This four-week course (2 hours per week) helps you have more control over your mind. It helps you challenge difficult thoughts, take back control and live according to your values.  Designed by Professor Neil Frude, clinical psychologist, ACTivate your Life is based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This course is available online and in-person.


Professional counselling

Sometime people need professional support to cope with a heart condition.  Members of the Irish Heart Foundation can apply for professional counselling.  Most counselling is by phone or online. In-person counselling may be available depending on your location.  This service is available subject to a review of applications and funding.

Join our email community for information on counselling, course dates and other supports.

Contact our Nurse Support Line on 01 6685001, email to book a course place or apply for professional counselling.


Join our community

To get email updates on events, support programmes and resources, please fill in this form.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

To join our private Facebook group, click here

Nurse Support Line

Call our Nurse Support Line with any questions or concerns you may have about managing life with heart failure. Our Nurse Support Line is available on 01 688 5001, from 9am to 5pm every Monday, and from 9am to 1pm, Tuesday to Friday.

Speak to one of our nurses:

Phone 01 668 5001 Monday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday - Friday 9am - 1pm

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