St John Ambulance RISE project teaches ITV's This Morning the skills to save a life

RISE project

St John Ambulance’s RISE project was featured as part of This Morning’s ‘You can be heroes’ campaign alongside a number of other youth organisations. Three young people from RISE appeared on the show, demonstrating essential first aid for knife wounds and talking about their experiences with the project.

Raising awareness of the importance of volunteering  

With the help of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, This Morning will be profiling a number of volunteering opportunities throughout the week. They hope to encourage members of the public to get involved in their communities, in the hope of maintaining and building upon the enthusiasm that was generated by vital volunteers during the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics in 2012.

Teaching young people life saving skills 

St John Ambulance was profiled for its youth work alongside nine other organisations, which form Youth United. The collaboration was established by HRH The Prince of Wales and is supported by The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.

Wendy Human, Head of Youth at St John Ambulance said:

‘St John Ambulance believes that every young person should have the opportunity to learn basic first aid. Our youth projects allow children from the age of five up to adults to gain this knowledge alongside key life skills such as responsibility, communication and leadership. All of these skills are important and can help their personal development.

We offer a variety of programmes for young people, including the RISE project which allows young volunteers to teach first aid to other 16-25 year olds in hard to reach areas, and Cadets who can volunteer to help provide first aid at public events.

There are already 25,000 young people involved with St John Ambulance through these initiatives, and we hope that many more will be encouraged to learn the skills to save a life.’

Other groups involved include the Army Cadets, Air Cadets, Fire Cadets, Voluntary Police Cadets, Sea Cadets, Scouts, Girl Guiding UK, Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade. They aim to increase the number of adult volunteers supporting youth organisations, giving young people the opportunity to get involved and learn valuable life skills such as first aid.

For more information about how to get involved with St John Ambulance, please visit our volunteer section

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