Learn how to save a life

Heartstart Discovery is running free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in Arbroath and Carnoustie this month.

Being able to perform emergency life support, a set of actions needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives, gives a casualty the best possible chance of survival.

Courses are free-of-charge and no medical knowledge is required in order to undertake one. 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.

Places are still available during May: Carnoustie, Monday, May 19, 7-9pm and Arbroath, Friday, May 30, 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.

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 helenjbrady@nhs.net