Registration has now closed for Restart a Heart Day 2019.

170 schools have signed up to take part in this year’s event and help us try and improve the UK’s stubbornly low cardiac arrest survival rates. We can’t wait to provide more than 40,000 youngsters with the skills to save a life!

On Restart a Heart Day, a number of instructors (based on the number of students you have requested training for) will visit your school to teach the children how to perform CPR using an interactive DVD with practical instruction on inflatable manikins (the Call Push Rescue training kits are provided free of charge by the British Heart Foundation).

We can teach up to 30 pupils at a time and each session takes 30 minutes so we can potentially teach 300 students at each school throughout the day. All we need is an appropriate-sized room and access to a DVD player and large-screen television/projector screen (with speakers).

The instructors are predominantly Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff (all Disclosure and Barring Service checked) who have volunteered to deliver this training on their day off. Most of the staff will be clinicians (Paramedics/Emergency Medical Technicians etc.) but there may also be staff from other departments providing assistance. We have a large number of community first responders who will be involved and we work in partnership with St John Ambulance, Yorkshire’s fire and rescue services, NHS organisations and other partners which also provide DBS-checked volunteers.

Here you will find some practical resources for schools taking part in this year’s event.

Social media

We would love your support to help us raise awareness of the value of CPR and encourage members of the public to learn this vital skill. Here are some images you can share to spread the word on social media.