New Facilitators wanted
We are looking for expressions of interest in becoming a Young Responder Facilitator. You will help run and deliver the sessions with our Young Responders.
First aid confidence rockets from 7% to 94% amongst secondary school students
Around 6,000 young people in communities in London, West Midlands and North-East more willing to step in to help a first aid incident following a Young Responders session
St John Ambulance’s innovative street first aid programme - Young Responders – has been making a big impact in boosting first aid confidence amongst secondary school students across the UK.
Young Responders – which teaches young people aged 11 to 25 life-saving street first aid skills from what to do if a friend is spiked or stabbed has delivered workshops in schools to over 6,000 students since launching in March up to August, and in its first six-month period.
Myleene Klass visits Young Responders
Musician and broadcaster Myleene Klass went back to school today (July 13) to join Trinity Academy students in Brixton to take part in a St John Ambulance’s street first aid programme ‘Young Responders’. The initiative teaches lifesaving first aid for real-life situations young people may find themselves in.
Spiking is very personal for the recently crowned I’m A Celebrity’s Ultimate Legend, who revealed she herself was spiked at the height of her Hear’Say fame, when she was 20.
A YouGov poll of 2,000 people commissioned for the Independent, found a third of women and one in five men have been spiked or know someone who has.
In some areas, there have been alarming hikes in reported spiking cases – in March Lancashire police statistics revealed a 300% rise in spiking cases since 2019.
Targeting secondary school students and young adults aged up to 25, the Young Responders programme is being rolled out in areas of London, West Midlands and the North East with the goal of giving 15,000 young people street first aid skills by the end of the year.
We asked students who took part in our sessions how confident they would feel in delivering first aid help in a situation.
At the beginning of the session, only 12% of student felt confident.
By the end of the session, 90% of student said they felt confident enough to help in a situation by delivering first aid skills they learnt through Young Responders.
This is a fantastic result for St John Ambulance and our sponsors at the People's Postcode Lottery.
First session delivered
The New Young Responders programme, a community-based initiative aimed at empowering young people to administer lifesaving first aid in emergency situations, recently launched and successfully completed its first session in London.The programme, which was developed in partnership with young people, is designed to provide young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond effectively to emergencies and make a positive impact in their communities.
Facilitators: Keen to get started