Children's Heart Support Network

Formed in 1988 by parents of children with heart disorders the Children’s Heart Support Network (CHSN), was formally known as the Wessex Children’s Heart Circle (WCHC). The CHSN changed its name and structure in 2012 to reflect the changing style of support that families seek, and the changing face of paediatric cardiac surgery in England & Wales. The CHSN is a support group for the families of children with heart conditions / disorders, and its members can all relate to one another regarding the emotions, experiences and fears that occur when a hospital visit or surgery is required. Our work is centred with the children’s Cardiac Units that our membership attends. We support families by putting them in touch with others, who have experienced the traumas, fears and stresses that occur with having a heart child. We help with emotional support before, during and after hospitalisation. Sadly, this can, on occasions, extend to bereavement support.


08088 085000


Venue address
Children's Heart Foundation Cullen Mill¬ Braintree Road

Service Details

Additional Information
For further information about our services, please email:
Referral information
Self referral by child/young person, parents/carers
Age Range Details
0 - 19 and adults
Age Range
0 years 0 months to 19 years 0 months

Journey Planner

Address: Children's Heart Foundation  Cullen Mill¬ Braintree Road  Witham  Essex