Healthy Hearts

Healthy Hearts is a group information session that is part of your treatment and recovery following a heart event, often referred to as Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Groups are reasonably small with 15-20 participants and delivered in a community venue e.g. local hall.

This service will help you with:

  • What has happened and why;
  • Understanding your risk factors;
  • Taking control of your future heart health;
  • Managing physical activity;
  • Making sense of cholesterol and blood pressure numbers;
  • Medications and symptom management;
  • Eating for heart health;
  • Where to go for further support or information;
  • Receiving up-to-date information/advice on your condition/treatment & medications;
  • Your questions answered by specialists;
  • Receiving practical guidelines for physical activity and eating for heart health;
  • Listen to, or share with others who have faced or are facing similar issues;
  • An opportunity for your family/whānau or support person to be involved in your care and recovery;
  • Coming to terms with what has happened, and gaining the confidence to move forward.
Learnt more on this day than over 10 years and 5 heart attacks
Very helpful, feeling more confident now
I thought I knew everything but now realise I didn’t

If you need a different option / group sessions don’t suit you:

You can receive the Heart Guide Aotearoa, which is a home-based rehabilitation guide from the Heart Foundation, which is delivered over the telephone with support from the Community Education Coordinator (Heart & Diabetes). 

Both options are FREE and provided by Nelson Bays Primary Health with support from Nelson Hospital Cardiology staff and The Heart Foundation.

For more information

Heart Foundation - Heart Attack Help
Heart Foundation - Heart Help
Watch 'New Lease of Life' video


Bee Williamson
Community Education Coordinator – Heart & Diabetes
Nelson Bays Primary Health
Phone: 03 543 7836
Mob: 021 409 552
Free: 0800 731 317

Who can access this service?

Anyone who has recently been discharged from hospital following a heart attack, heart procedure or heart surgery and their family/whanau support person/s. Sessions are held around the region and delivered in a relaxed, informal way.