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Restart a Heart Day 2018

Our volunteers helped to teach thousands of people life saving skills across the country

Volunteer teaching a group CPR

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

Our volunteers ran free demonstration sessions for the public across the country from 6-29 October. Attendees learnt how to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator. 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.

Our aim was to help teach over 200,000 people the skills and confidence to help save a life. We'll be announcing the final figure 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.


If you couldn't make one of our demonstrations, here's some other ways to learn life saving skills:

Online first aid advice

Read our online advice and watch our CPR training video

Children learning first aid

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.

Download our app

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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