Skip to main content Quick Exit

Heart Support North Tees and Hartlepool

Heart Support North Tees and Hartlepool is a voluntary community charity.

We aim to help and support persons with heart disease and those at risk of heart disease, living in the North Tees and Hartlepool area through provision of exercise and relaxation sessions.

The sessions are available to anyone who has recently suffered a heart attack, had surgery, any other heart related illness including those with: 

  • A family history of heart disease
  • Stable angina
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Diabetes

Partners and carers are welcome to join in too.

Please visit the Heart Support website for further information.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Heart Support North Tees and Hartlepool
07871 368752
Heart Support North Tees and Hartlepool

Where to go



  • Supervised by BACPR level IV qualified tutors
  • No age, ethnicity nor disability criteria
  • Partner / carer welcome


Time / Date Details

When is it on

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
FREE Per session
We rely on grants, donations and our own fundraising to cover costs. We are extremely grateful for the support from Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool CCG in partnership with CATALYST Stockton for the initial grant to cover costs for the first 6 months, followed by grants from British Heart Foundation, Tees Valley Foundation Fund, National Lottery Foundation Fund ,"Awards for all" and our own fundraising activities.


Referral required
Referral Details


 Referral from:

  • Cardiac Rehab. Clinicians, following completion of cardiac rehabilitation phase III programme
  • GPs, Practice Nurses and the MDS
  • Self-referral by coming to a class and speaking to the tutor



Other notes


  • 15 minute warm-up.
  • Cardio exercise / circuit training / exercise equipment
  • Cool down and relaxation.
  • Group time for a “cuppa and a chat” 
  • If patient; especially those with low mobility, feel unable to take part in the exercise, they can sit and watch, take part in the banter and laughter, join in with the relaxation and enjoy the camaraderie of the Group.
  • All under the watchful eye of the tutor.

Cardiac and vascular related disease events often lead to depression, anxiety, apprehension and lack of confidence and group therapy has a remarkable beneficial effect.

It is well documented that exercise and relaxation groups by qualified BACPR level 4 instructors has a huge impact on the lives of cardiac patients and those at risk of heart disease. On their physical wellbeing / individual development / mental well-being / social community development

 Forging community engagement and reducing isolation.

The social side of the programme is as essential as the exercise, allowing patients to share information and experiences of their condition in a supportive and relaxed manor. For some, particularly people facing isolation, it’s sometimes just getting out of the house and having company.

Social and fundraising events bring all members together.  In the last few months we have held:

  • Quiz and Social Evening
  • Coach trip to Harrogate Market
  • 'Dechox' (Give up chocolate during lent and get sponsored by family and friends in aid of Heart Support)
  • Race night
  • Luxury Christmas Hamper raffle.
  • Tombola
  • Car boot and bric-a-brac sales - our grateful thanks for all donations of unwanted items large or small - Please keep them coming. 



All Grants, donations, fundraising go towards the cost of keeping this FREEvaluable service operating

Is this information correct?

Save to Shortlist SMS
Back to top