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Learn how to Restart a Heart this October with free CPR demonstrations in your area!

Our volunteers will be helping to teach thousands of people life saving skills

Volunteer teaching a group CPR

This Tuesday 16 October 2018 is Restart a Heart Day, an annual event to teach as many people as possible the life saving skill of CPR.

Our volunteers will be running free CPR demonstration sessions for the public across the country from 6-29 October.

These free sessions are open to the public and do not require booking unless stated by the individual event. Attendees are welcome to bring along friends and family.

You'll learn how to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator. This will include face-to-face demonstrations and practice time with our highly-trained volunteers which will take approximately 1 hour.

All St John Ambulance volunteers regularly practice CPR as part of the charity’s intensive first aid training and many have used their skill for real to save a life.

We aim to help teach 200,000 people the skills and confidence to help save a life.


Get involved

Select your region below to find your nearest free Restart a Heart session:



Restart a Heart is organised in partnership by the Resuscitation Council (UK), St John Ambulance, The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Every UK Ambulance service will take part in the event, along with private training providers.

Can't make a demonstration? Here's some other ways to learn:

Online first aid advice

Read our online advice and watch our CPR training video

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

Download our life saving app

Get first aid advice at your fingertips.

Download our app

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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