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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 


What is included in a session?

Guided by a facilitator, students will acquire knowledge on how to respond to a variety of first aid incidents. The sessions will inlcude videos, scenarios, practical based acitivies to put their skills to the test, and question and answer opportunities throughout.

The content covered will include a combination of the following first aid topics:


Mental Health Awarness First Aid

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act, and is important at every stage of life.

Topics covered include:

  • What mental health is
  • Mental Health Statistics
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Supporting somebody with their mental health



Physical First Aid

Our physical health is an important part of our overall wellbeing. Knowing what to do, in a first aid incident, could potentially save someone’s life, be that a friend, or someone in your community.

Topics covered may include:

  • Primary Survey
  • How to put someone in the Recovery Position
  • How to carry out CPR
  • Treating a severe bleed by applying a dressing



Street Violence First Aid

Young people's exposure to street violence is on the rise. Having the knowledge and skills to respond effectively to these incidents, could help save a life.

Topics covered may include:

  • Treating a catastrophic bleed such as a knife wound, including the use of a Tournikey
  • How to respond to an alcohol poisoning or spiking incident
  • How to respond to a drug poisoning incident



How will the sessions be structured?

Schools will discuss and decide the content of the session, during the booking process, with the coordinator. Sessions run Monday to Friday during term time and we are taking bookings now! 


All sessions include: 

Mental Health overview


60 minute options:


Option 1

Physical and Street Violence First Aid

  • Minor and major bleeding
  • Catastrophic bleeding


If selecting 90 minute session length, students will go delve further into the topics from option 1 as well as the additional Physical and Street Violence First Aid topic below

  • Alcohol intoxication

Option 2

Physical and Street Violence First Aid

  • Primary Survey and CPR
  • Alcohol intoxication


If selecting 90 minute session length, students will go delve further into the topics from option 2 as well as the additional Physical and Street Violence First Aid topic below

  • Catastrophic bleeding

Option 3

Physical and Street Violence First Aid:

  • Primary Survey and CPR
  • Drug intoxication


Who delivers the session?

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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.


"My favorite thing is watching students, engage and participate excitedly in providing first-aid, help and support."

Shefali Khanom - Young Responders Facilitator


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Need further information?

Contact your local Project Coordinator using the details below.



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?

Need more information?

For general enquiries, please email us.