About Heart Support Australia
To stop secondary cardiac events and improve the lives of those living with heart disease in Australia.
To facilitate the transition from hospital to home and provide ongoing support for heart disease patients in Australia, with particular attention in regional Australia.
Respect for individuals’ needs and feelings.
Collaboration with professionals to build knowledge and pursue excellence in care and support.
Care and support to encourage individuals to achieve their maximum potential.
Inclusivity by recognising the individuality of people and by acknowledging their rights.
Equity of access to peer support for cardiac patients, regardless of their geographic location in Australia.
What We Do
Heart Support Australia (HSA) is the peak national body supporting Australians affected by heart disease through peer support. We are a national consumer organisation providing support, encouragement, and education to heart disease patients and their families.
Established in 1989, HSA’s mission is to facilitate the transition from hospital to home and provide ongoing support for heart disease patients in Australia. Our goal is to stop cardiac events and improve the lives of those living with heart disease in Australia.
HSA’s peer support programs have helped thousands of Australians achieve improved physical and psychosocial health outcomes over the years. Our programs provide a safe space to receive education, discuss concerns, and increase social connectedness leading to improved physical and psychosocial health. Group activities include walking and exercise programs, education sessions, invited professional speakers and social events.
We also have qualified Hospital Patient Visitor Volunteers who attend various hospitals around the country providing individual bedside peer support to those patients in need after a newly diagnosed heart condition or surgery.