Heartwize Essex

Heartwize Essex is a charitably-funded programme that delivers high quality life support training to Essex school staff and students – entirely free of charge.* 

 Up to 60,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals in the UK every year with a survival rate of less than 10%Early CPR within minutes of a person’s heart stopping is one of the single greatest factors for improving survival. However, in only one in four cases do bystanders act to help save a life.

From 2020, education in basic first aid and CPR will form a mandatory part of the secondary school curriculum. 


Our ambition is huge 

Heartwize Essex aims to ensure that every school leaver across Essex is trained to recognise and respond appropriately to a cardiac arrest emergency.

Heartwize Essex are able to provide this training free of charge thanks to the generous support of the cardiac charity SADS UK.

Click here to fill in our questionnaire and register as a Heartwize school  to become part of this exciting programme.

Meet the Team


 Dr Thomas Keeble

Consultant Cardiologist | Heartwize Essex Director

 Dr John Brinsley

Medical Doctor | Heartwize Fellow

 Matthew Potter

Medical Student | Heartwize Essex Volunteer

James Fenwick

Resuscitation officer | Heartwize Essex Training Co-ordinator

Anne Jolly MBE

SADS UK | Co-Founder

John Jolly MBE

SADS UK | Co-Founder



SADS UK | Heartwize Essex Administrator


Get in touch

If you would like more information about Heartwize Essex please feel free to email us at heartwize.essex@gmail.com or fill in the survey above, and one of the team will get back to you.


How to Volunteer

If you would like to join the Heartwize Essex team to help build a generation of lifesavers, please find more information here.


Our Partners

Heartwize Essex are proud and grateful to be funded by the cardiac charity:

Registered Charity No. 1113681

SADS UK aims to save lives by providing information and funding research and medical equipment to prevent sudden cardiac death. To find out more about their important work, please click here.



*Terms and Conditions apply. Schools must meet criteria before training can be delivered. Please contact us for more details.



Creating a Generation of Lifesavers Heartwize Resuscitation Training Programme
Suite 23, Weston House, 18-22 Church Street, Lutterworth,
Leicestershire. LE17 4AW
Tel: 01455 687993
Mob: 07976 275038
E-Mail: heartwize@heartwize.org
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