First Aid Project
Members of Young Healthwatch were keen to develop a project to ensure that young people receive basic first aid training to give them confidence in their ability to help prevent further injury or preserving life, which can make a huge difference in critical situations before professional help arrives. They also wanted young people to feel more confident, to improve their resilience, to be educated in key lifesaving skills, while also addressing the importance of being able to protect themselves at a time that may be perceived as a vulnerable stage in their life.
Young Healthwatch secured funding for their first aid project through a Youth Work and Positive Activity Grant from Central Bedfordshire Council. This grant allowed them to work in partnership with St John’s Ambulance who provided a training package called ‘First Aid Training for Pupils of All Ages’. Using the grant funding, Young Healthwatch were able to plan two training sessions for 40 students at a local venue in Central Bedfordshire.