Youth at Heart employ a Congenital Heart Disease Health Youth Worker who supports young people aged 13-24, and their families, living with Congenital Heart Disease.  Working in partnership with the South Wales and South West CHD Network.  


Hello!  I am Xander, the Senior CHD Health Youth Worker.

I have been in my job now for about 4 years, supporting young people 13-24, and their families, living with CHD across South West England and South Wales.

I have learnt a lot in my time with the charity and the clinical teams and am still learning every day!





What do I do?

  • Work in and around the hospital with inpatients and outpatients.
  • Support with Transition and Transfer from Children’s to Adult Services
  • Signposting to specialist services
  • Emotional support
  • Raising awareness of the charity and CHD
  • Support for young people who are preparing for surgery/procedure
  • Education, employment, finance and housing
  • Lifestyle support
  • Someone to talk to or to listen
  • Mental health issues, anxieties and low mood


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