What do the first aid awareness sessions cover?
Our volunteer Community Advocates will help you become more aware of the importance of first aid, prepare you for emergency situations, and give you the confidence to help others.
We currently offer three different sessions:
Emergency First Aid Awareness Session
Everyday First Aid Awareness Session
Adult and Child First Aid Awareness Session
- Patient care and communication
- Primary survey
- Making an emergency call
- Recovery position
- Minor and severe bleeds
- Minor and major burns and scalds
- Using the right medical service
Please be aware our free first aid awareness sessions do not provide you with an official first aid training certificate. If you require a certified first aid course, please take a look at our training courses.
Who are the first aid awareness sessions for?
First Aid Awareness sessions are inclusive for all. Sessions are informal, with no assessment, prior learning, or practical elements. We have held sessions in community centres, youth group buildings and faith meeting places previously and empowered lots of different sectors of society.
Please note, we suggest a minimum of 8 participants to run a face-to-face session. We do run public virtual sessions for individuals or smaller groups to attend on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month.
How are the first aid awareness sessions delivered?
First Aid Awareness sessions are delivered in communities nationwide, dependent on volunteer recruitment and/or availability. Sessions are delivered face-to-face but can ALSO be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams.
You will need to organise your own venue for a session.
Please note we may need four weeks from the date of your request to arrange a session.