Health Advocacy

A3 Poster looking after heart final.pdf

How to Look after your heart

Speak Out has been working with the NHS to produce some resources for people with learning disabilities, their carers and health professionals about how to help people look after their heart health.

This is because people with learning disabilities have a greater risk of heart disease than the rest of the population - we want this to change. The good news is there are lots of things you can do to look after your heart like eating well and doing exercise.

Watch our videos below to find out more:

Video 1: How to look after your heart
Video 2: Getting your blood pressure checked
Video 3: Getting the healthcare you need

We have also made easy read booklets and an A3 poster to help people understand what they can do to stay healthy and well:

Easy read booklets

Easy read


How to look after you heart: Look after your heart easy read booklet

Getting your Blood pressure checked: Understanding your blood pressure easy read booklet

Getting the health services you need: Getting the healthcare you need easy read booklet 


A3 Poster

Its important to look after you heart: A3 Poster how to look after your heart.pdf

All the resources can be found on the NHS website along with other health information about:
  • Annual Health checks
  • How to prevent cancer
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • How to prevent chest infections