School Resources

FAST Campaign resources to support learning in your school

The Irish Heart Foundation has created a resource pack aimed at providing transition year students with the tools they need to raise awareness of the F.A.S.T message in their school. The pack will help students to recognise the signs and symptoms of a stroke and give them the confidence to ACT FAST.

We’ve made the programme flexible for use; you might like to use it as a standalone lesson, as a project for TY, Gaisce or as part of Wellbeing.

This resource pack contains:

These resources were designed with our Youth Advisory Panel.

Download your school resources below.

"Act FAST, it does save lives."

Shannonree Maher - Young Stroke Survivor

FAST Campaign Resources

"The symptoms of stroke can be completely reversed and cured if you get to treatment within the first few hours,"

Dr John Thornton, Director of the National Thrombectomy Service, Beaumont Hospital Dublin

The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a new Act F.A.S.T campaign on World Stroke Day to raise awareness of the key signs of stroke and the importance of receiving immediate medical treatment.

Stroke is a brain attack, a medical emergency. It is vital to Act F.A.S.T by calling 112 or 999 if you recognise the signs of stroke.

F.A.S.T stands for: Face has the person’s face fallen on one side? Arms can they raise both their arms? Speech is their speech slurred and Time it’s time to act fast and call 112 or 999.

Time is brain. The quicker you act the more of the person you save and the better their chances of recovering.

Effective treatments for stroke are hugely time dependent. 41% of patients are failing to get to hospital within 4.5 hours to receive a clot-busting treatment.

With your help, this new Act F.A.S.T campaign aims to save more lives.

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