Young Islanders Taught 'Street First Aid'

1,000 young islanders are being taught the skills and knowledge to save lives in a new 'street first aid' programme.

St John Ambulance wants to see more young people equipped with life-saving skills.

It is rolling out 'Young Responders' - aimed at secondary school students and young adults up to the age of 25.

It has been a popular project in the UK, with people there requesting more training on dealing with violence on the street.

CEO Sarah Harman says the charity is adapting to the ever-changing needs of communities

"We want to ensure that all young people have some knowledge of first aid and mental health first aid."

The Young Responders programmes will be rolled out to schools, colleges and youth services across the island that sign up online.

Extra information will be delivered on how to deal with knife wounds, spiking and drug intoxication in the 60 to 90-minute sessions.

"While we won’t have the same emphasis on certain things, like knife crime, we have to be aware that we are not immune in Jersey and those skills can be transferred to other injuries."

 

To sign up to Young Responders, organisations are asked to register their interest via an online form 

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