Our aim is to teach Emergency Life Support Skills, free of charge, to as many members of the public as would like to learn.
These skills include:
- dealing with an unconscious casualty (using the recovery position)
- cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- recognising the signs and symptoms of a heart attack
- dealing with a choking adult
- controlling life-threatening bleeding
- Using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
We have now trained hundreds of people in these life support skills, as well as retrained many more. We do not discriminate in any way; trainees range from the younger generation to senior citizens. We have also trained people who are physically unable to perform CPR themselves, teaching them to instruct others in an emergency.
HeartStart was initiated by the British Heart Foundation who provided all the equipment to start the scheme. Now, all new stock and room hire is funded by the group themselves, using donations and income from fund raising.
If you are interested in attending one of our courses, then please get in touch via the contact us page.