Restart a Heart Day 2019

Restart a Heart Day raises awareness about cardiac arrest and helps people to learn CPR, giving them life saving skills and the confidence to use them. 

In 2018, an amazing 238,793 were trained in CPR through Restart a Heart Day.

The next Restart a Heart Day will take place on 16 October 2019


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

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 raise awareness of cardiac arrest and teach CPR to as many people as possible in the UK to make sure they know how to save a life. 

How can you get involved?

Once you have your CPR training kit, you can facilitate CPR training for your school, organisation or local community group. All the resources, kits and training materials are available to help you facilitate a CPR training session.  

What do you need to do?

  1. Get your CPR training kit ready
    • Secondary school
      If you work for a secondary school, your school may already have one of our free Call Push Rescue training kits. If you aren’t sure, ask around and see who might be storing it. Then you’re ready to start training. If you don’t have a kit yet, and your school is eligible, you can apply for one
    • Workplace or community group
      If you want to train your workplace or community group, you can buy a kit online. It contains everything you need to run a CPR training session, including reusable manikins, and a training DVD so no instructor is needed.
  2. Tell the Resuscitation Council how many people you're going to train. 
  3. Run your training on or around Restart a Heart Day, 16 October.
  4. Use #RestartAHeart to follow what's happening on the day.

How long is the training?

Using Call Push Rescue the training takes around 30 minutes to 1 hour. The training is delivered by a DVD which means that it’s really easy to run.

Not sure why CPR training is important? Find out about cardiac arrest, CPR and why we’re building a nation of life savers.

You don’t have to wait for Restart a Heart Day to start CPR training. Get your CPR training kit and help more people learn how to save a life.