Support groups

It can often help to talk about your condition with others, especially when first diagnosed. There are a number of local organisations that provide support and meet on a regular basis. 

Heart patients, their families and carers may find investigations or treatments difficult to understand and hard to accept. It can be a relief to share thoughts and concerns with people who have successfully passed through similar anxieties and problems.

West phase 4 support groups 

  • Carn Brea Leisure Centure - Fridays. Contact Karen Booth on 07775 744368
  • Newlyn - Mondays and Fridays. Contact Robbie Smith on 01736 369469 or 07540 944300
  • St Ives - Mondays 1pm to 3pm. Contact Karen Booth on 07775 744368

There is also a patient group that meets at St Stephen, near St Austell and at Polkyth Leisure Centre. Contact Gillian Payne on 01726 873086 for more information. 

CHAT Happy Heart support group

Meet on the third Tuesday in the month at the Torpoint Sailing Club. Contact Rebecca Lingard on 01752 823251 if you would like to attend. Rebecca is the Community Development Worker for Community Health Around Torpoint (CHAT), a registered charity. If you would like further information, please email

Phase 5 support groups 

East Cornwall

North Cornwall


  • Brickfields Sports Centre, Madden Road, Devonport, PL1 4NE
    Circuit class: Mondays 12.30pm to 1.30pm and Fridays 1.30pm to 2.30pm (low level)
    Cost: Initial assessment £10. £2.50 per class for 12 weeks and £19.20/month thereafter
    Contact Emily Whitehead on 01752 563320 for more information.