Calling all schools and Higher Education facilities in London, West Midlands, and North East England.

Young Responders


"[The session] was useful. If I was in that position, I would feel more confident in dealing with the situation"

Bayley Breecher

Student at James Brindley Academy 


Street first aid - session overview

Based around a narrative, our interactive sessions teach students how to deal with an emergency first aid situation.

Our facilitators will help to build students’ confidence by teaching them simple, easy-to-remember first aid skills, such as:

  • responding to a catastrophic bleed
  • dealing with alcohol or drug intoxication
  • performing a primary survey and CPR
  • recognising the signs of deteriorating mental health after dealing with a first aid incident.

Sessions can be 60, 90, or 120 minutes long.




Who delivers the session?

All of our sessions are organised and delivered by our team of Young Responder experts. The team is made up of both coordinators who liaise with the schools to tailor the programme to the students needs; and facilitators, who will attend and run the face to face session in schools.

Whilst the sessions are in progress teachers should remain present to ensure that all pupils needs can be accomodated.

Register your school now

For more information or to register your school, please get in touch.



Or look through our list of Frequently Asked Questions below:

What is the difference between Young Responders and other St John Ambulance programmes?

Unlike our traditional youth programmes, Young Responders is delivered in schools, located in underserved communities. We teach vital physical and mental health first aid skills to those who are less likely to receive first aid education.  

Can I book more than one session? 

How much will it cost my school to take part?

What if I need to change arrangements or cancel?

Will you take photos and videos in the sessions? 

Does my school need to be part of St John Ambulance or have first aid knowledge to be included?

How do you store information? 

How long will it take to set up and pack away equipment and who does this? 

How many students can take part in a session?

How long are sessions and who will deliver them?

Where should the session take place? 

Can sessions be adapted for students with SEND?

Do teachers need to be present for the whole session?

What resources will be provided by St John Ambulance, and what will the school need to provide?

What other programmes are available for young people?