accessibility & help

Everyday first aid makes it easy to learn vital skills

9 September 2011

Boy chokingToo busy to attend a first aid course? Not a problem – now you can learn all the key life-saving skills without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Everyday First Aid is a free online resource that features an eclectic mix of videos, real-life scenarios, animations and downloadable content.

Specially designed to fit in with people’s busy lives, it provides the simplest ever way to learn basic life-saving skills. You can use it how, when and where you like, and learn as little or as much as you want with each session. And those who would like a little more instruction can go along to an Everyday First Aid two-hour training course.

‘Confidence to help’

A new Red Cross survey has shown there’s a real pressing need to encourage people to learn life-saving skills. The survey of 2,000 adults across the UK revealed that just three per cent of the UK population would be willing to give up a couple of hours’ leisure time to learn first aid.

The survey also showed that 64 per cent of people fear the sense of responsibility that they felt knowing first aid skills could bring.

‘Peace of mind’

Joe Mulligan, head of first aid education, said: “We have to combat this myth that knowing first aid is a great responsibility. Knowing these skills doesn’t bring the pressure of responsibility, but the confidence and peace of mind of knowing you’d be able to help your friends and family if they needed you.”  

He added: “Basic first aid is very easy to learn, extremely simple to do and could literally save someone’s life.”

Learn more about Everyday First Aid 

Book an Everyday First Aid two-hour training course


First aid news

Real risks for children in Calais following closure of the Jungle

Co-op and Red Cross mark first year tackling loneliness together

Sign up for emails

Enter your email address below to receive the latest Red Cross news