First aid teaching resources

Our free teaching resources are designed to give children and young people the skills, confidence and willingness to act when someone is in need of first aid.

First aid is simple to teach and fun to learn.

Get primary and secondary teaching ideas about:

  • how children and young people can stay safe
  • what to do in a first aid emergency
  • what might prevent people from stepping in to help and how to overcome barriers to action.

safe learning environment

Age: 5-19

Type: Teacher briefing

Subjects: PSHE, Citizenship

Create a safe and inclusive learning environment that support your pupils to explore sensitive or challenging content in engaging and safe ways.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
People help a man with a heavy bleed.

Age: 11-19

Type: Lesson plan, Newsthink

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Look at different aspects of knife crime, including ways to avoid conflict and first aid for a heavy bleed.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
  • Newsthink
Teaching-Resources-Life-Live-it

Age: 7-11

Type: Assembly kit

Subjects: PSHE

Primary assembly activities to introduce first aid to children.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
A girl comforts a boy while they wait for help to arrive.

Age: 5-11

Type: Lesson plan, teaching package, videos

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE, Science

Help children to feel confident to help someone who is in need of first aid.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Two teenagers help their friend who is lying on the floor

Age: 14-19

Type: Lesson plan, video

Subjects: PSHE

Use our videos, lesson plans and practical resources to teach young people about alcohol and first aid.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
A boy holding an aid parcel.

Age: 7-19

Type: Teacher briefing

Subjects: Cross-curricular

A handy glossary of some of the words that commonly appear in our online teaching resources.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Bystander or lifesaver

Age: 14-19

Type: Lesson plan

Subjects: PSHE

Discuss a real-life example of people not helping someone in a first aid emergency.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Children in class with their hands up.

Age: 5-19

Type:

Request or download a free teaching pack which includes a guide to our resources, a pen and a poster.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
A young woman speaks in a group.

Age: 11-19

Type: Teacher briefing, quick activity

Teacher briefing and class activity exploring how best to support someone who is upset.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Primary children drawing together.

Age: 5-19

Type:

Key dates and awareness days to help plan your lessons.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect