Life-saving skills

Chest compressionsWould you know what to do if someone collapsed and stopped breathing?

Each year over 30,000 people in the UK have a cardiac arrest. Less than 1 in 10 survive, leaving thousands of families grieving.

We're fighting to change that, with a surge of life-saving training.

Learn these vital skills, and help us create a Nation of Lifesavers.

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Man chest compressions

If an adult has suddenly collapsed, is not breathing normally and is unrepsonsive, they are in cardiac arrest. There is no time to lose. Even if you are untrained your actions can help.

There are two simple actions that you can do to help save their life.

  1. Call 999
  2. Push hard and fast in the centre of their chest about 100 - 120 times a minute until the ambulance service arrives.

How can you help?

By knowing the signs of cardiac arrest and heart attacks you can ring the emergency services as early as possible and help to reduce the amount of time it takes before someone gets professional treatment. You can also learn emergency life support skills through our Heartstart training.