Across Northern Ireland there are currently over 335,000 people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions and almost 40% of all adult deaths are directly related to one of these illnesses.
Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS) is a leading local health charity which offers practical and emotional support to people living with these conditions, as well as their families.
Our support groups provide an opportunity to share experiences while benefitting from a structured programme of activities including rehabilitation, exercise and information. In addition, we offer a regional prevention programme which includes health promotion in schools, workplaces and the wider community.
Over 80 % of the care and prevention work we deliver across Northern Ireland is only possible because of donations from the public.