Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK (SCA UK) was founded with the goal of helping those who have survived or been affected by sudden cardiac arrest. It all started when an SCA survivor brought together a group of survivors and family members for a meet-up in May 2015. This gathering led to the creation of a Facebook group, which aimed to provide a friendly, non-judgmental, and empathetic platform for survivors to connect and find support as they navigate their recovery journey.
Over the years, SCA UK has continued to grow and evolve, offering an online support group and opportunities for group meet-ups and activities. The organization recognizes the importance of connecting with others who understand the experience and offers survivors the chance to connect with one another and build relationships through these events.
SCA UK is committed to providing a safe and supportive community for those impacted by sudden cardiac arrest and helping them on their journey to recovery. The organization’s focus on fostering a community of understanding and empathy has made a significant impact on the lives of its members and continues to be a source of hope and comfort for those who have been affected by sudden cardiac arrest.
A sudden cardiac arrest can leave you feeling lost, confused, and with many questions. You may have survived the event, but you might not know how to continue with your life after such a traumatic experience.
That’s where Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK comes in.
The group provides a friendly, non-judgmental, and empathetic space where members can discuss various subjects related to life after a cardiac arrest. These include health and travel insurance, driving and the DVLA, implications of an ICD, physical and mental health issues, medications, and survivor stories. Regular polls help members understand where they are in their recovery journey, and for many, simply having someone to talk to who understands their experience can provide a great sense of relief.
Survivors of sudden cardiac arrest often face various health, psychological, and practical challenges, including anxiety, fatigue, depression, neurological issues, cognitive and memory problems, headaches and brain fog, lifestyle changes, work and financial considerations, and difficulty returning to social activities. Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK supports survivors through these difficulties and helps them navigate their recovery.
Close family members of cardiac arrest survivors can also be affected and might experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK provides a supportive community where they can find advice and support from others who have had similar experiences. Whether you’re a survivor or a loved one, Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK is here to help you on your journey.