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£10 will help pay for a life-changing visit from a NICHS Family Support Co-ordinator following a respiratory diagnosis, or after a heart attack or stroke.
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£25 will help pay for a neuro/physiotherapist to teach exercises to help improve flexibility, balance, mobility as well as strength and stamina.
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When Ian Parsley, who lives in Jordanstown, was told his blood pressure was so dangerously high he needed to seek immediate medical advice it came as a total shock. Ian was just 45 years old, had no major concerns about his health, and as a hockey umpire maintained a certain level of fitness. Ian’s high blood pressure was detected at an NICHS blood pressure check.


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Terex have put in place a Health and Wellbeing Action Plan to prioritise the health of their staff through the free programme ‘Work Well Live Well’ which is delivered by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS) and funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA).


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Men's Health Week 2024 (10-16 June) is focussed on encouraging men to share their health stories, something Richard Ross, 48 from Moneyreagh, is passionate about after he had an unexpected heart attack. Richard is sharing his story to raise awareness that a heart attack can happen to anyone at any age and in support of NICHS.


Belfast stroke survivor turned volunteer and family raise over £7000 in memory of loved ones lost to heart illness

Jennifer Reid, from Belfast, has suffered two silent strokes and also understands the devastating impact heart conditions can have on a family, having tragically lost her father, Hugh, and brother, John, to heart illness. This Volunteers’ Week (3-9 June) Jennifer is sharing her story and how it has led her on a path of helping others.


Rachel puts her best foot forward to walk 100 miles for charity after having a heart attack at just 24

Rachel West from Newtownbutler decided to take on the challenge of walking 100 miles to raise vital funds for Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke. What makes the challenge even more amazing is the fact that one year ago Rachel had a heart attack- at just 24 years old.