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.


Hello from Eddie ECHO!

Being poorly and needing hospital treatment can be really challenging, 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.

Order a copy

Meet Eddie ECHO & Friends

Eddie & Friends is a magazine designed especially for children aged 10 and under with heart conditions who are patients in hospital, and their siblings. The magazine is packed with games, puzzles and stickers!

Eddie & Friends is available for free for every child with a heart condition when they stay in hospital, and their siblings. You can pick up your copy by speaking to your cardiac nurse or play specialist. 

Information and resources

Having a child with a heart condition can be overwhelming if you don’t have the right information or know where to look. We’re here to help you find answers to your questions.

Take a look at our Information and Resources or get in touch with us if you can’t find what you are looking for.

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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.

What is ECHO?

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