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Learn how to Restart a Heart this October 2018 with free CPR demonstrations in your local area!

Our volunteer units will be opening their doors to help teach thousands of people life saving skills

Volunteer teaching a group CPR

This Tuesday 16 October 2018 is Restart a Heart Day, an annual event to teach as many people as possible the life saving skill of CPR.

We’ll be running free CPR training sessions across the country from 9-23 October 2018.

Our local volunteer units will be running events for the public to learn how to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

Each session will last 1 hour and will include face-to-face demonstration and practice time with our specialist volunteers.

All St John Ambulance volunteers regularly practice CPR as part of the charity’s intensive first aid training and many have used their skill for real to save a life – so they are among the best people to pass on the skill to others.

We aim to teach 200,000 people the skills and confidence to help save a life.

Get involved


We’ll be announcing dates and locations for our sessions shortly – so please check back soon!


Restart a Heart is organised in partnership by the Resuscitation Council (UK), St John Ambulance, The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Every UK Ambulance service will take part in the event, along with private training providers.


Can't make a demonstration? Here's some other ways to learn:

Online first aid advice

Read our online advice and watch our CPR training video

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Download our free first aid posters

Download and print posters for your fridge, staff notice board, or classroom.

First Aid Posters

Download our life saving app

Get first aid advice at your fingertips.

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Buy the First Aid Manual

The information in our resources is taken from the latest edition of the First Aid Manual. Buy your copy

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