ECHO Teen Club

Hello and Welcome to the ETC Website!

What is ETC?

ETC stands for “ECHO Teen Club” - an exciting group created for and by children and young people between the ages of 11 – 18 years with a heart condition who are treated at the Evelina Children’s Hospital / St Thomas’ Hospital in London or at local district hospitals visited by the cardiologists from the Evelina.

What is ECHO?

ECHO stands for “The Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation” which is a registered charity that offers support, advice and friendship to parents of heart-children treated by the Evelina Children’s hospital.

History

With the ever growing number of children with a heart condition who are reaching adolescence, ECHO recognised that there was a real need to provide support and a social structure for them as well as the support ECHO provides their parents. ETC was formed in 2008 after consulting with a group of young patients.

What we do

ETC aims to ensure that children and young people have fun, make new friends and have many opportunities to be themselves.

Services available

  • Social events and regular meet-ups
  • Support, advice and guidance on health, education, relationships, lifestyle and other issues
  • Fun activities, clubs and trips
  • Newsletter
  • Facebook and Twitter pages
  • ETC sub committee
  • Fundraising ideas
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Transition support and guidance

*****All services are FREE of charge and conversations are confidential*****

ETC also works in partnership with the Evelina Children’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital Department of Adult Congenital Heart Disease and other charities and organisations to improve and develop the standards of care, support and help available for teenagers and young people living with a heart condition.