QMSU

my.qmul

Jump to menu

Could you become a media case study for Blood Pressure UK

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Blood Pressure UK is based at Queen Mary’s Charterhouse Square campus and is the UK’s leading blood pressure charity. Blood Pressure UK are looking for new case study stories from people who have had or have high blood pressure to share with the media as part of their Know Your Numbers! Week 2014 campaign, taking place between 15-21 September 2014.

Know Your Numbers! Week is Blood Pressure UK’s annual flagship campaign and the UK’s biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event and this year aims to highlight that blood pressure is not just an older person’s health problem but that young people can be at risk too.

The theme of this year's week is ‘It’s never too early’ so we would love to hear from any young person aged between 18-35 who had their blood pressure checked and as a result were diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Working with the media

One of the most successful ways to raise awareness of high blood pressure, and how to successfully manage the condition, is through real life stories placed in the media. Journalists often use media case study volunteers to add the "human angle" to features or stories about high blood pressure and Blood Pressure UK. These media case study volunteers are often people with the condition who have volunteered to give their story to help spread awareness about the condition and how it can affect similar people like them.

At Blood Pressure UK we have a range of male and female media case study volunteers of all ages and ethnic backgrounds that have volunteered to talk to journalists about their experiences of high blood pressure and how it has affected their lives.

However, we are always on the look out for more people particularly those within our key target groups which are: African-Caribbean; south Asian; and the over 55s.  In addition we would also like to recruit more 18-35s year olds to support our Know Your Numbers! Week 2014 campaign.

Know Your Numbers! Week 15-21 September 2014

The theme of this year's week is ‘It’s never too early’ so we would love to hear from any young person aged between 18-35 who had their blood pressure checked and as a result were diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Help us, help others

If you are someone who has had experience of high blood pressure and would be happy to share your experience with the media, then we would be really keen to hear from you. Please contact Hemini Bharadia, Marketing Executive at Blood Pressure UK, on 020 7882 6255 or by email: hemini.bharadia@bloodpressureuk.org. Alternatively you may also download the media case study form and return it to us by clicking here.

For more information about Know Your Numbers, visit the website: www.bloodpressureuk.org.

Bookmark and Share