Take Heart Southend is a Cardiac Support Group - Registered Charity No. 1023707
(01702) 309042 info@takeheartsouthend.org

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Reasons to join

A Supportive Community

Regular Events and Outings

Informative Meetings




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Life is to be enjoyed as best we can. We were founded by a group of people who wanted to help each other, and that is still true today.
Ernie “I lost my wife 3 years ago and Take Heart have been most supportive and encouraged me to continue to enjoy the social activities – which I do!”

We are a warm and friendly community, united by our individual experiences and using them to support others by meeting people who understand what has happened giving us hope for a brighter future.

From Chinese and Indian buffet nights, to theatre trips and mini breaks, membership at Take Heart can be as active or as passive as you wish. With regular planned trips throughout the year we love to socialise and have as much fun as possible in great company.

Member Ernie Quinn “I’ve been a member for the past 8 years, during this time I have tried to make maximum use of their social activities which have included holidays, days out and meals at local restaurants”

We cater for a range of people and offer a varied choice of social activities all focussed on spending quality time having fun.

Open to all members with no obligation to attend every time, we hold a monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of every month. We offer something for everyone with a range of topical discussions and presentations from local guest speakers. We have welcomed those from local authors and comedians to doctors and cardiologists.

Membership at Take Heart allows you to safely meet new people, forming new friendships in a secure environment where everyone around you shares common interests and experiences.

Member Liz Maggs “Being a member for over 20 years I joined with 3 other cardiac patients who I met in hospital. We have remained firm friends through our Take Heart membership”

From patients to carers, and family members, we all need a friend from time to time – after all a problem shared is a problem halved!

A clinical nurse specialist is on hand at our monthly meetings to discuss any concerns you may have relating to cardiac matters from undergoing tests, through to diagnosis and medications to surgical procedures. She can help you to understand what is happening to you or your family member. Our members have found this help to be hugely beneficial on many levels and we are very fortunate to have this support here at Take Heart.

Membership means you are part of a respected and trusted registered charity. Take Heart is affiliated with the British Heart Foundation and are recommended by local health care providers GP’s and cardiologist consultants. We are also members of Southend Association of Voluntary Services SAVS and Rayleigh Rochford and district Association of Voluntary Services RRAVS along with the British Cardiac Patients Association

Stay informed and entertained with our quarterly magazine featuring topical content, cardiac related news,(both locally and nationally), along with many interesting and light hearted articles. We are proud to offer our quarterly magazine, for your convenience, in many formats including digital download, email, postal mail as well as being available in many waiting rooms of all your local healthcare centres and hospitals.

Words From our members

How To Apply?


Write to us at info@takeheartsouthend.org provide us with your contact details and let us know if you are a patient, carer or supporter and we will add you to our members list.

Hospital Rehabilitation:

Patients who have suffered a cardiac event who attend rehabilitation sessions will be provided with a leaflet containing all information about Take Heart – an application for membership is included.


Provide your details using our contact us form here

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Take Heart Southend will never use your contact information for any third party purposes and will never share any details of its members with anyone.