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Learn CPR. Save a life.

Our Heartbeat programme trains schools, businesses and community groups crucial CPR skills to help save a life.

Thanks to the Lloyd Morrison Foundation, Heartbeat training is free throughout Wellington and Wairarapa.

Every week on average, four people suffer a cardiac arrest somewhere in Wellington and Wairarapa.

The best way to increase someone’s chance of surviving is for everyone in our community to know how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Almost 1 in 3 cardiac arrests happen in a public place and performing good CPR increases the chance of survival. When combined with use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), survival rates can increase to 80%.

The Lloyd Morrison Foundation Heartbeat programme is funded by the Lloyd Morrison Foundation. This funding allows us to teach the Greater Wellington Community for free.

Maybe that training will save the life of a friend, a colleague, or someone on the street. You never know when you’ll need it, so it’s best to be prepared.

To book a Heartbeat training session fill out our online booking form below.

It takes a lot of people to save a life and sometimes it starts with you

Matt is here today because his friend Adrian was with him when we went into cardiac arrest. Adrian knew CPR and kept going until help arrived.

“I remember hearing a great ruckus and running over to where Matt was working to find him on the floor convulsing.  I gave him a couple of shakes, calling out his name.  He didn’t look good, and I couldn’t get any response.”  Adrian called 111 and started CPR immediately, which was exactly the right thing to do.

Matt’s wife Shelley is hugely grateful to Adrian for what he did on that day, and has a message for all of us.

“Adrian gave me back my husband; he gave my three-year-old daughter and five-year-old son back their father. We were so, so lucky to have Adrian there.  I had no idea that the quality of CPR mattered – it is very sobering to recognise that if Matthew had been with me, I probably wouldn’t have been able to save him. The more of us who learn this skill, the safer the people around us are.”

See the full story here.

Restart a Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day is a global initiative to raise awareness and education of CPR and AED's in our community.

Only 1 in 10 people survive a cardiac arrest. We can beat that.

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. It’s time for New Zealanders to join together and make it their aim to know CPR.

This Restart a Heart Day Wellington Free Ambulance will be teaching hundreds of people CPR at Wellington Airport and four high schools across the region.

Restart a Heart Day sees Wellington Free Ambulance partner with Fire and Emergency NZSt John NZHeart Foundation NZ and Health Promotion Agency.

For more information and to download your Restart a Heart Day activity pack visit


Restart a Heart Day Poster

Restart a Heart Day Flyer



GoodSAM Responder App

GoodSAM helps connect those in need with those nearby who can help until our ambulance crew arrives.

The GoodSAM Responder app alerts CPR trained members of the public to incidents of cardiac arrest close by, allowing them to respond and provide good quality CPR before emergency services arrive.

By alerting responders, GoodSAM connects those in need with those who have the skills to provide critical help and save a life. To become a GoodSAM visit

Craig helped save his colleague Dave’s life when he suffered a cardiac arrest at work. Without Craig’s CPR and quick reactions, Dave was able to go home to his family.

Knowing where your nearest AED is

AEDs increase the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest by 80% so it's good to know where the nearest one to your home or workplace is.

AEDs are completely automated, portable, and can deliver a lifesaving electric current.

They can increase someone’s chance of survival by up to 80% if applied immediately.

There are lots of AEDs around our region, but our communities need more. Contact us about purchasing an AED for your community. Email

To see where AEDs are located in your community visit, or download the app onto your phone. It’s completely free.

Heartbeat training booking form

Heartbeat training is a fun, interactive session giving you the basic skills which could help save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.

If you would like to book a HeartBeat CPR training session please book with more than 7 days notice. Fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Alternatively, if you need to speak with someone please contact the Heartbeat Coordinator on (04) 499 9909 or email

Heartbeat is proudly supported by the Lloyd Morrison Foundation.

Session requirements: We require a room with enough space to set up at least 4 manikins on the floor, a table and power socket for a projector.

Should the training session need to be cancelled by either party, a minimum of 24hrs notice is to be given.

Training sessions are available between 10am-7pm Tuesday and Wednesday and 8:30am-4pm Thursday and Friday.

Booking form