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Support after Cardiac Arrest

Resources for survivors, bystanders, and families

If you have been affected by cardiac arrest and would like some support check out these online resources to support survivors, bystanders, and families of those affected by out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland: Life after Cardiac Arrest

Speaking about an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest can be incredibly difficult and the impact of the event on the individual, their family and friends can be far-reaching. Life After Cardiac Arrest provides support, advice and information in a one-stop directory of real stories told by real people. Please check it out and share with your loved ones.

Life After Cardiac Arrest

Bystander Support

This free, confidential Advice Line service provides support and information for people living with lung disease, heart disease and stroke, and their families. This Advice Line is also for those who witnessed an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or provided CPR. If you or a family member has a question about your OHCA or the CPR provided, then phone the helpline on 0808 801 0899 (free from landlines and mobile). The nurses are available to speak to Monday – Friday, 9.30am-4pm.

You can also speak to your GP about your concerns regarding recovery and life after experiencing a cardiac arrest.

CHSS Advice Line

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK provides information about cardiac arrest and is a valuable resources for sharing stories, chatting, getting support and help on sudden cardiac arrest related issues. Check out their website below.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK

If the above resources don’t work for you and you require additional support, please submit an inquiry through our contact us page or send an email to