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British Heart Foundation – Why I support it

David Roberts
David Roberts

British Heart Foundation – Why I support it

How important is the British Heart foundation? My personal interest in its work I feel profoundly lucky that research and consequent developments in the treatment of heart problems has benefited me. I have a pacemaker/defibrillator in my chest which ensures my heart rate never falls too low and will actually resuscitate me if my heart rate goes dangerously high. That’s the theory, at least!

A quarter of you will die from a heart problem or a related disease such as a stroke or vascular dementia!

So I am not alone in having a heart problem. A quarter of the British population, many millions of people, will experience heart and circulatory disease issues in their lifetime and so many of us will benefit from minor to major heart operations, and drugs like statins, beta blockers and drugs to control blood pressure, which prevent or ameliorate heart problems.

The British heart Foundation has been funding heart research in this country for over fifty years and a great deal of progress in this field is the result of the many millions of pounds they (and others) have invested in research.

You can read more about this on the British Heart Foundation website https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide, not covid, is the biggest killer of under 35 year olds in the UK

Friday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day – an annual awareness day that highlights the important work that people, organisations and charities are undertaking globally, to prevent suicide.

PAPYRUS is one of these organisations which offers advice and help in the UK, not only to those with suicidal feelings,  but also to friends and relatives who may want advice about how to help someone they believe may be severely depressed or in danger of committing suicide.

For more info go to PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

Papyrus runs Hopeline UK.

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