WELCOME TO STUDENT HEART HEALTH
Student Heart Health believes in teaching young people about the importance of keeping a healthy heart.
Online and in schools, colleges and universities, we aim to raise awareness of the issues surrounding heart health and to promote medical research into the area.
This website provides lots of valuable information about why heart health is such an important issue, even for young people, as well as advice and information about living a positive lifestyle. We'll also keep you up-to-date with the work we're doing and how you can help.
Please take a look around, leave a message of support or get in contact with your thoughts and ideas.
HEART SCREENINGS AT SURREY SPORTS PARK
20th January 2015
The Cardiac Risk in the Young team will be
carrying out heart screenings at Surrey Sports Park this Thursday 22nd January.
A heart screening is a simple method to detect cardiac abnormalities. The test includes an ECG ( where small stickers on the end of wires are placed on your chest and connected to a machine which detects the heart's electrical activity) and an ultrasound scan.
Screenings are highly recommended for everyone, but especially elite athletes and those who have had a sudden cardiac related death in the family ( of an under 35 year old).
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK SCREENING RESULTS
20th June 2014
On the 19th June, Student Heart Health held it's annual heart screening at the University of Warwick for students and staff under the age of 35 years old.
University of Warwick Screening Day By the Numbers:
- We screened 98 students
- 2 results to be reviewed by a consultant at CRY before further action
- 2 to be referred directly for further consultation
- 9 to receive follow up letters
WEST HILL GOLF DAY FUNDRAISER "A GREAT DAY WITH LOTS OF LAUGHTER"
23rd May 2014
Yesterday, Student Heart Health held a Golf Day at West Hill Golf Club to fundraise to provide life-saving heart screenings. The course was in great condition and all achieved very respectable scores, despite bouts of rain! Several of the players jointly commented, "a fantastic day, a fine course, excellent lunch, good company- what more could you ask for?"
The event was organised by SHH's Treasurer, Ian Edwards, who described the "great day" as "full of lots of laughter and the usual golf banter". Ian was touched by the players' "incredible generosity" which led to over £1000 in donations and by the continued support of the SHH cause by West Hill Golf Club.
SPRING SCREENING AT SURREY SPORTS PARK
6th March 2014
Today, SHH held a screening for 100 young people at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
The chairty volunteers, Trustees and Chairman all attended the screening day which was held at the cutting edge Sports Performance Institute. The screenings took place in private rooms in amongst squash courts, an Olympic swimming pool and rock climbing centre - the perfect setting for holding heart screenings designed to encourage a sporty lifestyle! The day would not have been possibe without the help of Surrey Sports Park Performance Institute staff who assisted with preparations every step of the way. The SHH team would like to say a big thank you!
RESULTS FROM SCREENING AT SURREY SPORTS PARK
15th November 2013
SHH has received the screening data from our heart screenings at Surrey Sports Park:
The overall results for the day were - 92 students screened with an ECG, a medical
questionnaire and a consultation with a doctor specialising in cardiology, 5 were referred for an echocardiogram and of these 4 have been identified along with 4 other participants (based on their family history and medical questionnaire) for further review by CRY’s senior medical consultant - Professor Sharma. Following Professor Sharma’s review a number of these 8 cases may be advised to seek further referral for additional investigation.
SHH SCREENING AT SURREY SPORTS PARK
7th November 2013
Today, SHH held a heart screening for 100 students in Surrey with the support of their 2013 fundraising partners,Coutts bank Guildford. The Coutts Fundraising Team organised several events throughout the year including the 18 mile Surrey 3 Peaks Challenge.
We would like to thank Coutts Guildford Fundraising Team, all of its supporters and the volunteers who enabled the screening day to be big success!
WARWICK UNI HEART SCREENINGS
On June 18th, SHH and heart charity CRY ran a series of FREE heart screenings for students at Warwick University.
The non-invasive ECG testing allows participants to have their heart's electrical activity looked at by a cardiologist, to see if the rhythms are normal. This test can discover issues from mild arrhythmias to potentially life-threatening conditions.
Over 90 people took part, and some participants did find issues that needed further medical attention. These screenings are often recommended for young athletes, but our screenings are open to all students.
Our next screening event will be at the Surrey Human Performance Institute in November and is being sponsored by the team from Coutts Bank in Guildford.
WORLD SALT AWARENESS WEEK
27th March 2013
21-26 March was World Salt Awareness Week. As part of it, SHH added a new article to the Nutrition section of the website to help explain why getting the right balance with salt is so important. Check out the article here.
JUSTGIVING ACCOUNT CREATED
1st March 2013
As you can see from the shiny new donation button in the top right-hand corner, SHH has now launched its own Justgiving page.
If you would like to donate to our cause, helping to fund heart screenings and health awareness events at educational institutions, Justgiving makes it an easy, safe and secure process.
You can check out the page here.
INTERVIEW WITH BIANCA PUBLISHED
After being recognised as one of the nominees for Student Volunteer of the Year, SHH director Bianca Nobilo was interviewed for the LSE Careers Blog.
Follow the link to find out more about Bianca and her reasons for starting the charity.
SHH APPEARS IN COSMO!
5th February 2013
We're very proud to announce that we were featured as one of five up-and-coming charities in March's issue of Cosmopolitan.
See more of this story on Cosmo's website.