Educating children and young people about our service is really important to us as a Trust
Meeting a paramedic and hearing first-hand about the ambulance service is a great way for children and young people to understand more about what we do and learn important lifesaving skills.
It can also help them to feel more confident about calling 999 and using our service, should they ever need to in the future.
We’ll come to you
We can arrange free visits from our staff to your local event, nursery, school or college to chat to young people and explain more about our service.
We can also arrange online sessions if this is more convenient for you or your students.
Our visits can be tailored to different age groups, and they include a mix of presentations, practical skills training, videos and discussions to make sure your students get the most from our visit.
Book a visit
To request a visit, please complete the form below.
Book a school or community visit
Request a visit to your school or community group.
You can also download a range of videos, quizzes, learning plans and other educational resources to help you in your own sessions.
International Restart a Heart Day – 16 October 2021
2018 Carol MaliaRestart a Heart Day is a global initiative developed by the European Resuscitation Council, launched in 2013, to raise awareness of the importance of teaching members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.
Over 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital in the UK every year. Currently, less than one in 10 survive. The earlier a patient can receive CPR and a shock from a defibrillator, the greater their chance of survival. Bystander CPR increases survival by two to three times; however, it is only delivered in one in five incidents. If we achieved the same survival rates as countries like Norway (25%) – an additional 100 lives could be saved every week, the equivalent of approximately 5,000 every year. We know that the major difference is widespread training in CPR. That’s why we really hope you can organise an event to support. This year Restart a Heart Day is taking place on 16th October.
Organisations, schools and communities that want to take part this year can find more information at Restart a Heart Day | Annual CPR awareness day in October | BHF and register to take part by going to /get-involved/restart-a-heart/organisation-registration.aspx
You can also download and print a letter version of the information for the event by clicking here.
You will need a space to hold the event, and mannequins for people to practice on. Kits containing a set of mannequins and an instructional DVD can be purchased from the British Heart Foundation or if you are a secondary school, you can apply for a free kit from them. If you don’t have access to CPR mannequins, we may be able to lend you some so that you can take part.
For every group that registers with ourselves, we will endeavour to pair you with two of our volunteers, who will help to facilitate the day, and provide support in relation to hands on experience in CPR.
REGISTER NOW and together, we can create a nation of lifesavers.