Useful Links

The Heart Centre for Children

The Heart Centre for Children is based at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. We are part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Cardiac Services Program. Over 100 staff work together to diagnose and treat more than 3500 babies, children and adolescents with congenital heart disease each year.  As the largest centre for childhood heart disease in NSW, we provide clinical care for complex procedures and run a world-class research program.  The SCHN Cardiac Services vision is “Best Cardiac Care – Heart and Mind”.


Adult Cardiac Heart Disease – directory


Heart Defects Simplified


Heart Support – Adults living with heart disease


Pillars Of Strength

Providing Timeout and support for Bereaved Dads and for Dads with ill children in hospital

Our Time Out program provides an opportunity for dads to attend sporting and fitness activities or events with mates, family members or another dad who has experienced a similar situation.It allows a dad to have his own time and gives him the ability to reconnect with his support network without formally asking for help.

Newcastle Adult & Paediatric Heart Centre

We offer comprehensive cardiology treatment and management by our cardiologists. We are open Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm. Appointments made outside of these hours at doctor’s discretion.

Genetic Syndromes

Centre for Genetics Education of NSW

Marfan Foundation

Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS)


Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)

Sids and Kids

Sids and Kids is an organisation that offers grief/bereavement counselling to families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a child up to six years of age; there are groups also in the Hunter and other states of Australia.

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organisation offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of their child(ren) and fostering the physical and emotional health of bereaved parents and their surviving child(ren).
Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
Lifeline: 131 114
Bereavement C.A.R.E. Centre:  1300 654 556

New South Wales