Lancashire Women’s Centres (LWC) provide health and social care services in Cumbria and Lancashire to women and their families.
Throughout May/June 2018 Heartbeat NWCC are delivering a series of first aid workshops at LWC’s 5 Lancashire sites, which were made available to all staff.
Workshop sessions were 90 minutes in duration and covered work-place specific first aid topics, such as;
suspected heart attack
safe use of a AED (Defib)
Sessions were practical, hands-on training tailored to the working environment.
In total 27 members of LWC staff attended the workshops.
“Thanks Siân for being so patient, letting us chop & change dates & travelling all over Lancashire to train our teams. The feedback from everyone has been excellent & they feel more confident now to cope with emergency situations” Kathryn Malley, Service Manager (Blackpool & Lancaster)
We would like to say a great big THANK YOU to this bunch of superstars for successfully completing Sefton Triathlon last Sunday 29th April.
Heartbeat Cardiac Physiologist Jo Duff made it a family affair and is pictured here crossing the finishing line with brother Jeremy Bradburn.
Jo’s son Jack and Daughter Georgia also pictured crossing the finishing line and Jo’s friends who are also siblings Sarah Horsfall, James McQuillen and Helen Mills also completed the challenge in aid of Heartbeat.
Thank you so much to all for taking part and raising an awesome £700 in aid of Heartbeat.
If you are competing in a challenge and you would like to fundraise for Heartbeat (THANK YOU!!) please contact Lisa for advice and a fundraising pack email@example.com or phone 01772 717147 and she will be happy to help you.
Blood pressure screening in Leyland… even the Mayor and Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire didn’t escape us!
Raising awareness for both Heart Health and Heartbeat.
Left to Right: Debbie Crossley (Heartbeat Cardiac Physiologist), Mayoress Mrs Carole Titherington, Mayor of SRBC Labour Councillor Mick Titherington, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire and Jo Duff (Heartbeat Cardiac Physiologist)
In January Heartbeat ran Nutrition Seminars for class members, and the public, to support those who want to lose weight, eat more healthy or gain a better understanding of nutrition for cardiac health.
These seminars were run by our own Cardiac Physiologists Joanne Duff and Debbie Crossley. Rebecca Ellis, our Trainee Health Psychologist, also spoke about Psychology For Change.
Tips For Change
Psychology For Change
The seminars were very well attended and every attendee noted that they found the seminar informative.
“Very informative seminar, very interesting & well delivered”
“Really informative & helped to keep us on track”
“A very informative seminar”
“Overall very relaxed & a useful session”
Attendees also suggested that they would like Heartbeat to provide additional seminars covering; Medicines, Exercise & Psychology.
Interested in attending?
We plan to repeat the seminar again this year so if you are interested please register your name & email/contact number at reception or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazing! Such a fantastic inspiration! We’re all so proud of you!
On Sunday, 15th July, our fabulous team mate Sian took on one of the toughest challenges known to man (and woman) all in aid of Heartbeat!
Part 1: 2.4-mile swim (2 laps) of Pennington Flash
Part 2: Cycle 112 miles
Part 3: Run 26.22-miles
Why did Sian do this….
Sian says… “A few reasons, mainly it’s Heartbeat NWCC’s 40th Birthday, this charity I work for is a small charity in Preston that offers cardiac prevention and rehabilitation to the North West.
We all know someone who has been affected by heart disease (STROKE, heart attack, angina, heart failure and congenital heart disease) and this charity helps over 800 people every single week. Heartbeat NWCC is entirely self-funded and relies on generous donations, I am hoping to raise a good amount of money for them, if you could donate anything please visit my JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sian-percival-edwards2
Secondly, because of the challenge and to me this is the biggest one out there.”