International Restart a Heart Day (16th Oct)

Did you know that the 16th October is International Restart a Heart Day? Did you know that on this day in 2018 an amazing 238,793 people were trained to deliver potentially lifesaving CPR nationally as part of this initiative?

In collaboration with the British Heart Foundation, Helen Bywater and David Hall are supporting a small number of students from within the faculty to organise and deliver CPR training for staff and students on this day. The students would like to have at least one stand at both campuses and rooms available to deliver training. We would kindly request the support of academics to be available to assist our students.

If you feel you could spare just an hour or two for this very worthy cause, please complete the below doodle poll. Please use the “contact the poll creator” function to indicate which campus you would prefer.

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“Have a go” at basic life support skills stands

There will be stands in the Owen building on Level 5 from 9am -1.30pm and in Heart of the Campus Atrium (space outside HOTC Theatre) 9am – 3pm.

Students and staff from the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be demonstrating basic life support skills and you will have the opportunity to “ have a go” on the manikins with their support.

If you would like to be informed of future basic life support training from the University of Lifesavers team then please contact Helen Bywater on


Students who volunteer for the British Heart Foundation/ Sheffield Hallam University of Lifesavers team will be delivering basic life-support training in the afternoon in the Owen Building at city campus and the Robert Winston Building at Collegiate Campus. Please book onto these free session using this link.

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