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Restart a heart

Restart a Heart Day

Learn how to do CPR to restart the heart of someone in need

On Tuesday 18 October 2016, thousands of young people in the UK were given the opportunity to learn how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest, with the support of The British Heart Foundation, The British Red Cross and St John Ambulance, along with all regional ambulance services. We worked together to help train as many children and young people as possible and to make every child a lifesaver.

The aim was to train more than 100,000 young people livesaving CPR

Help us teach a generation first aid in schools

First aid gives young people something amazing - the confidence to do the right thing when it really counts. If you would like your pupils to receive more in depth first aid training, beyond CPR, find out about booking one of our specialist schools trainers.

Our schools programme is supported by the Department for Education's Character Grant. In addition to our specialist school trainers, we also have free, downloadable teaching resources to provide teachers and youth leaders with tools to pass on life saving skills to students aged between seven and 16 years old.

For more information about booking our schools trainers, email

Find teaching resources to suit your needs

A-Z of teaching modules

Browse our full range of lesson plans and resources

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

Book a trainer for your school

Book a St John Ambulance trainer to teach first aid to your students

Book a trainer for your school

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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