February is National Heart Month, a time when we should remind ourselves and others about the importance of taking care of our hearts.
Quick fire facts from British Heart Foundation:
- There are around 7.6 million people living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK.
- 25% proportion of UK deaths are caused by heart and circulatory diseases.
- Since the BHF was established the annual number of deaths from heart and circulatory diseases in the UK has fallen by around a half.
What can offices do for Heart Month?
Here at We Are Wellbeing, for Heart Month this year we hosted a lunch and learn session. We were lucky to be joined by a lovely staff member from the British Heart Foundation. The session was for one of our clients, The Romero Group. The session included learning how to perform CPR, an invaluable skill which can help to more than double the chances of survival in some cases. In line with this, we also decided to host a ‘Go Red Day‘. So, we invited everyone to wear red and donate some money towards British Heart Foundation.
Staff thoroughly enjoyed this session and everyone that attended expressed how worthwhile and helpful it was to know these skills. Some staff came in not knowing much about CPR and went out feeling prepared to take on such an important skill if they ever needed to.
We also learnt about the RevivR app that British Heart Foundation have created. This app allows you to learn CPR from your phone in 15 minutes… Easy!
Why do CPR Training?
The more people taught to perform CPR, the higher potential we have to save more people’s lives. You can even make it more exciting by doing it to a theme tune. Yes, it’s true, we saw the lovely lady from BHF do it along to the Baby Shark theme tune. This was an amazing way to bring light to a serious situation, which may have been sensitive to some people in the room.
Why wouldn’t you want to book this in for your workplace? Go ahead and click the link to get you and your colleagues signed up!
Check out our blog on Vascular Disease Awareness Month and find out a bit more on Cardiovascular Disease.