“It helps to know that if someone has a cardiac arrest for whatever reason, we can help them right away, rather than waiting for an ambulance. That time difference can mean life or death. We’ve had clients complaining of chest pain and had to call an ambulance. In the end, it wasn’t cardiac arrest, but having an AED on hand then would have been really reassuring.” said Lauren Brown, Employment Counsellor at the Coast Mental Health Clubhouse.
“It’s so important – you don’t know you need until you need it.” added Lucy Pickering, Employment Counsellor at the Coast Mental Health Clubhouse.