Restart a Heart Day 2017

Students from Limehurst Academy learning how to do CPR

Help us to train the nation in life saving CPR skills.

This year 195,000 young people were trained in life saving skills across the UK. Use #RestartAHeart to find out what happened on the day.

Next year Restart a Heart Day will take place on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

If you suffer a out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK you have less than a one in ten chance of surviving. We want to change that.

Restart a Heart Day is an annual initiative which aims to train as many people as possible in CPR in one day, so that more people know these life saving skills. 

On Monday 16 October the Resuscitation Council (UK) along with the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be working together to help train as many school children as possible in the UK and make sure every child knows how to save a life. 

How can you get involved?

We have all the resources, kit and training available free of charge to help you train your school on Restart a Heart Day. 

What do you need to do?

  1. Register your interest in taking part.
  2. Use #RestartAHeart to follow what's happening on the day.
  3. To apply for one of our Call Push Rescue training kits, check if your school is eligible.
  4. Use our Restart a Heart Day resources to create awareness of the training and assist you on the day.
  5. Run your training on Restart a Heart Day, 16 October.
  6. Tell us how many children you've trained.

How long is the training?

The training takes around 30 minutes to 1 hour. The training is delivered by a DVD which makes the training really easy to run.

What will you need?

Everything you need will be in your CPR training kit, including manikins and the training DVD.

You can see whether your school is eligible for a free kit if you don’t already have one. Apart from that all you'll need is a large room with plenty of floor space and willing students!

How many can you train?

We need to know how many children you train on the day, so we’re asking schools all over the country to count the number of children taking part.

All of your training numbers will be added together to create a nation of life savers across the UK.