We have received notification that the BHF are closing the UK wide Heartstart initiative with effect from 21st June 2021 and that Heartstart courses will no longer be available through existing groups.
They wish to see CPR and defibrillator awareness delivered through their "Call, Push, Rescue" programme which uses video modules as the primary means of delivering the awareness sessions.
Our existing Heartstart team and the Bransgore Community First Responders both have access to this "CPR" programme material, and we will be meeting later this year, when the Pandemic allows, to discuss whether and/or how we might deliver the revised training in due course.
Over the years we have taught many hundreds in the community the simple skills that save lives, but best of all we were able to teach the skills to many many young people in their schools and give them something they can take forward throughout their lives.
We will announce any decision to restart training in due course but for now, thank you for supporting us in so many ways.
In the meantime please do view the BHF training video below to learn how CPR works using the training equipment.
Mike and the Heartstart Bransgore-New Forest Team