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.

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 girl comforts a boy while they wait for help to arrive.

Age: 11-19

Type: Lesson plan, teaching package, videos

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE, Science

Help students develop the skills and confidence to help when someone is in need of first aid.

  • 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
A young woman speaks in a group.

Age: 11-19

Type: Teacher briefing, quick activity

Subjects: PSHE

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

  • 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
A British Red Cross workshop in a school.

Age: 10-19

Type: Workshop

Subjects: Cross-curricular

Free first aid and refugee awareness school workshops for children and young people.

  • Refugees and migration
  • 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
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
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
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