Restart a Heart Day 2019

14 February 2019

Schoolchildren learning CPR

Secondary schools can now register for Restart a Heart Day 2019!

It’s back! Registration is now open for Yorkshire’s secondary schools to sign up for Restart a Heart Day 2019!

Hundreds of off-duty staff and volunteers will be giving up their time to provide free life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to students on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Over the last five years on Restart a Heart Day we have provided training to more than 105,000 youngsters at 72% of the secondary schools across Yorkshire – and we would love this year’s event to be bigger and better!

Sponsored by our very own Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity, the event is again being organised in conjunction with the Resuscitation Council (UK), the British Heart Foundation, which provides the equipment free of charge as part of its Nation of Lifesavers campaign, and St John Ambulance.

Currently in the UK, less than one (8.6%) in ten people survive a cardiac arrest. If we achieved the same survival rates of countries like Norway (25%), where CPR is taught in schools, an additional 100 lives could be saved each week - the equivalent of approximately 5,000 every year.

The Government has recently announced that CPR, defibrillator awareness and basic first aid will be a part of the National Curriculum from 2020. But schools are being encouraged to get ahead of the game and sign up to take part in Restart a Heart Day this year!

Secondary schools can register via the homepage of our Restart a Heart Day website.

For more information and any queries please email

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