Free life saving sessions

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FREE training sessions on emergency life support are being held in Arbroath and Carnoustie throughout May.

Heartstart Discovery is running the two hour sessions and say being able to perform emergency life support until professional help arrives, gives a casualty the best possible chance of survival. 

Courses are free-of-charge and no medical knowledge is required. It only takes two hours to learn the skills which may save a life and it is very likely that the person you help may be a family member or someone close to you.

The sessions cover: caring for an unconscious person who is breathing; caring for an unconscious person who is not breathing and performing CPR; how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how to deal with it; helping someone who is choking and helping someone who is bleeding badly.

The sessions will be held in Carnoustie on Tuesday, May 14 from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m.

The Arbroath session takes place on Friday, May 24 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Training sessions can also be arranged on request for groups, organisations and clubs.

Helen Brady, Heartstart Discovery co-ordinator said: “Emergency life support skills really do save lives so please consider registering for a session today. A Heartstart session could prove to be one of the most important training sessions you have ever undertaken in your life. You can make a difference.”

For further details and to register please contact Helen Brady on 01382 740400 or