FAST Our Local First Aid Response Team

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8 Dec
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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 BA ABLE TO GIVE VALUABLE ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE.

 

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

If you are feeling the pressure of the restrictions on your way of life why not talk to a friend about how you are feeling. 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.

Twelve of our responders completed a course in Mental Health First Aid; this is a valuable service that we are now offering to people on Camposol and the Mazarron area. If you know someone who may benefit from this service they can call us on 634 308 362. All calls are treated in complete confidentiality. Talking to someone who will not judge you may help you on the road to feeling that you are not alone; there are a lot of people feeling the mental pressure due to the virus. Talking to someone will help. We have contact numbers of councillors who can help.

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

 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 FAST number. If your family cannot reach you and are worried about your condition they can call FAST to check on you.

The service that we provide is recognised by the British Consulate as a valuable addition to the emergency services in Mazarron.

We had a sponsored Golf Day on the 21st November at the Camposol Club de Golf. More information and photos next month.

We are always looking for people to train as first responders; no past experience is required as all training is provided in house. Even with the restrictions in place we are planning the training programmes for when we can resume. We have resumed training in small groups adhering to social distancing and local restrictions. Giving something back to our community is a very rewarding feeling. If you are interested just email us at recruitment@fast2016.org

Sue Pipe regularly organises quiz Day and Nights at the Diner on B sector, in aid of local charities, she presented FAST with €336.50 after a quiz at the restaurant. Thank you Sue from all who FAST help.

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

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU 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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