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If you’ve performed CPR on someone or witnessed someone receiving CPR, you may find yourself struggling to process what has happened.
But you don’t have to go through this alone. We’re here to help you.
Our Advice Line team, made up of trained healthcare professionals, are here to listen and help you process what you’ve experienced and provide advice, support and a friendly, listening ear.
If you’d like to speak to someone, please contact our Advice Line.
0808 801 0899
NURSE to 66777 (standard rates apply)
Our Advice Line service is free and confidential. Our specialist Advice Line team provide a qualified, supportive listening ear and all our health advice is based on current Scottish and UK medical guidelines.
In November 2021, Lynsey’s father-in-law John collapsed at home after a cardiac arrest. Lynsey battled for 20 minutes to save his life, performing CPR, before paramedics arrived. Sadly their efforts were in vain and John, 70, passed away.
As a nurse, Lynsey had been involved in CPR before, but the aftermath of John’s death was different because she’d never had to administer the treatment to a member of her own family. The experience left her upset but she didn’t want to share her feelings with her grieving loved ones.
That’s why Lynsey is urging others to contact our Advice Line if they need someone to talk to. Watch Lynsey’s story.
It’s important to look after yourself and your emotional wellbeing, especially after going through a life changing event. Here are some tips of things you might like to try if you’re feeling overwhelmed, low or sad.
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Learning more about providing CPR:
If you think you may need to seek further support, speak to your GP or contact our Advice Line team on 0808 801 0899 and they can signpost you to other support available.
The service is being offered as part of a partnership pilot project which has been developed and run by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Save a Life for Scotland and has been funded by the Scottish Government.
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