For children diagnosed with complex heart conditions like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the diagnosis can be frightening for families and challenging for healthcare providers since the trajectory of the condition is often uncertain. As a leading cause of sudden...
The Ted Rogers Centre, led by our TRANSFORM HF group, hosts events focused on helping people with lived experience better manage their own cardiovascular health.
Past events have included:
Living Well With Heart Failure
We convened an expert panel of clinicians to answer any and all questions in this special session for people with lived experience in heart failure and caregivers. Watch recording
Expressive Writing Workshops
Writing has been shown to have emotional and physiological benefits to those dealing with life-threatening or chronic conditions, hardship, or trauma. In these workshops, an expert facilitator hosts a small group and, guided by prompts, participants write, reflect, learn and share. Details
Paint Your Experience
Art therapy can help people dealing with a chronic condition express their feelings, achieve greater calm, understand their personal experiences and visualize their healing journey. At Toronto General Hospital, we held a Paint Your Experience workshop for heart function, heart transplant, and ventricular assist device patients rooted in art therapy. Details