First Aid

Jellyfish Invasion: To Pee or Not to Pee

Joe Mulligan | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Joe Mulligan

The British Red Cross is warning beach-goers not to trust the old myth that fresh urine is the best treatment for jellyfish stings, as experts confirmed an impending influx of barrel jellyfish over the next few months due to warmer weather.

The Dangers of Christmas and the Real Black Friday

Lucy Eyre-Tanner | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eyre-Tanner

Statistics from the NHS shows that the festive season is one of the busiest for the UK's A&E departments, with more than 80,000 accidents putting an already stretched service under even more pressure.

Powerful TV Campaign Urges Viewers to Save the Boy

Clive James | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK
Clive James

Last week we launched our Save the boy campaign after our research found that shockingly, over half of parents (55%) lack the skills needed to save their child in a life-threatening incident. St John Ambulance wants to encourage more people to learn basic first aid and so on Monday 16 September we launched an emotive TV advert on ITV...

WATCH: This Is Why You Should Learn First Aid

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

A collaboration between St John's Ambulance and the man behind the emotive John Lewis commercials has produced a hard-hitting advert urging people to ...

First Aid on the Front Line

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Dunn

Seeing for myself the good work that St John volunteers perform day in, day out was exceptionally rewarding. Their presence is reassuring, and you know that if you attend a concert, rugby match or outdoor event, that they will be there to provide a high standard of care.

Two Months - The Time We Have to Create a Generation of Life Saving Heroes

Joe Mulligan | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Mulligan

Emergencies can happen anywhere, but only 7% of people in the UK can correctly recall first aid advice and feel confident and willing to give first aid. Simple skills learned in just a few minutes - like what do if someone becomes unconscious - can save lives.

First Aid is For Life - and Especially for Christmas

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

I used to be a Cub. Then a Scout. Then a Venture Scout. If Beavers had been around, I'd probably have packed down with them too. I was raised with the three fingers of my right hand firmly aloft. I was prepared.

Why a Lack of First Aid Needs to be Treated as Seriously as Cancer

Carl Burke | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK
Carl Burke

Four times as many people of us think more people die from cancer than a lack of first aid, but that's just not true. Up to 140,000 people die each year in situations where first aid could have helped save their lives. This is as many as die from cancer.

'Cancer As Big A Killer As Ignorance Of First Aid'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

Up to 140,000 people die each year where first aid could have helped save their lives. As many people die from cancer, according to stark statistic...

Ignorance Of First Aid 'Kills As Many People As Cancer'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK

Viewers of ITV1’s Downton Abbey will experience hard-hitting drama in the advert break on Sunday as they watch a cancer survivor choke to death in a...

Heart Attack Spouses Suffer Increased Risk Of Depression

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Spouses of people who suffer a sudden heart attack (an acute myocardial infarction) have an increased risk of depression, anxiety, or suicide after th...

Mental Health First Aid: Reducing the Stigma

Sarah Bickerstaffe | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah Bickerstaffe

If initiatives like Mental Health First Aid can improve the mental health literacy of the population, it will build understanding in every community.

A Royal Reminder of the Importance of First Aid

Clive James | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clive James

Prince Harry has provided a reminder to us all on the importance of first aid and why it's something everyone should know. His Royal Highness is said to have given first aid to an opponent on the polo pitch, after he fell from his horse.

Asthmatic Children Denied Inhalers Due To 'Red Tape'

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children with asthma are prevented from getting access to inhalers in schools due to "needless red tape", despite almost two-thirds of sufferers havin...

Save a Life This September

Clive James | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Politics
Clive James

Have you ever nearly choked on a piece of food while you're eating? It's one of the worst feelings, and within seconds, panic can set in, but normally it's a false alarm. However, what if it wasn't? In the back of your mind you hope, you believe, that somebody will know how to help.