FAST- February Update

Posted in Charity

4 Feb
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FAST NEW MEDICAL EMERGENCY NUMBER IS 868 487 015

FOR MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE 634 308 362

CALL FAST ON 868 487 015 FOR HELP AND INFORMATION, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE VALUABLE ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE.

Some good news for a change; Our President Barry (Baz) Hamilton has been awarded a second BEM (British Empire Medal) in the New Years Honours list. His first BEM was for his military service and the new one is for his work as an ambassador for the people of the Camposol area and as President of our team of responders and supporters which is recognised by the British Embassy in Madrid. Barry is often in contact with the Consulate in Alicante.

If you are feeling depressed and alone, and you would like to talk with someone trained in Mental Health First Aid you can call us on 634 308 362 day or night.

 You are not alone; the mental health of society in general has been affected by the change in our lifestyles due to the Covid-19 virus.

Hopefully the vaccine will be available here soon to allow some sort of normality to return.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic FAST are unable to attend patients who call us, our phone system is available 24 hours a day to give advice, information, and support in a time of crisis. With the correct advice over the phone you could save a life. Call us we can help.

 If you have to call for an ambulance, call 112 you can ask for an operator to speak in your language if you do not speak Spanish. The operator will ask a series of questions so they can prioritise your call. You can ask us to call for an ambulance for you if you are unable to do so

If you are here on your own but have family in another country, give them the new FAST number. If your family cannot reach you and are worried about your condition they can call FAST to check on you.

We would like to thank Bar Salud on B sector for their generous donation; they have been regular supporters of FAST.

We would also like to mention Sue Pipe at the Diner for her continued support; the quiz nights have again raised funds for FAST

FAST are looking at purchasing defibrillators for Camposol, these may save a life of someone suffering a heart problem. We are making enquiries with the local authorities to ensure no regulations are broken.

As soon as the local council respond we will purchase the equipment.

The cost is yet unknown but if we are allowed to place them at the commercial centres the money spent will be what has been donated by the people of Camposol.

We have had some people enquire about joining FAST. We will be contacting them to arrange to meet up for a coffee so they can learn what they want to get out of joining, we can also let them know how FAST operates. No past experience is required as all training is provided in house. Giving something back to our community is a very rewarding feeling. If you are interested just email us at recruitment@fast2016.org

Without more responders the service we deliver will be greatly reduced.

STAY SAFE

CALL 112 FIRST THEN CALL FAST ON 868 487 015 IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS TO SPEAK TO A TRAINED MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER THEN CALL 634 308 362

More information can be found on our web page; fast2016.org

 YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

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