ECHO - Connecting the Children's Heart Community

Support for children

We have lots of information for children living with CHD to help them better understand their heart condition. Hear real stories from other children and let Eddie the ECHO Bear show you what to expect when visiting the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.


Say hello to Eddie our special ECHO teddy!

Being poorly and needing hospital treatment is really rotten, so we want to help as much as we can.

Read below to find out what it’s like to stay in hospital and also find out answers to questions you might have.

Eddie ECHO and me!

We know the thought of staying in hospital can be worrying and a bit scary, so here’s a book just for you – to help you feel better about staying in hospital.

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What do you want to know?

Do you have lots of questions about having a heart condition, like why do your lips sometimes turn blue or why do you get out of breath sometimes? Or perhaps you want to know about the different tests you might have in hospital? Watch our video which has lots of answers for you from Evelina doctors.

Play Specialists

Hospitals even have play specialists – people whose job is to do fun things with you! They help you to understand what is happening and also give you fun things to do and play games – at Christmas they might even arrange a visit from Santa!

What is ECHO?

So what is ECHO anyway? Watch our short animation to find out what we do and how we help.