St John Ambulance

The charity that steps forwards in the moments that matter, to save lives and support communities. Official account for St John Ambulance England.

The thought of stepping in to help someone having a cardiac arrest is, for many people, extremely daunting. - The shocking reality is that only one in 10 people will currently survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK, but we firmly believe that if more people were trained and confident in giving CPR, this statistic would improve. - Today is World #RestartAHeart Day, and our goal is to help as many people as possible feel more confident to act when needed. Full first aid guidance for cardiac arrests please head to our website using the link in our bio. #RestartAHeartDay
An epic shot of our Cycle Responders at @royalparkshalf today! @sjacycleresponseunits 📸
This needs to change. Workplace mental health training has been proven to make a lasting difference in people’s knowledge and confidence around mental health. Head to the link in our bio to learn more. #MentalHealthInFocus
World Mental Health Day might be over for 2018, but the hard work mustn't stop there. Join us in our battle against stigma in the workplace. #linkinbio
Last month we ran a survey to assess the relationship between mental health and work. The results were staggering. This #WorldMentalHealthDay it's amazing to be reminded of the progress that's been made, but there's still plenty more to do - and we want to help. Head to the link in our bio to find out more. #WMHD #WMHD18 #WMHD2018 #MentalHealthInFocus
Mental Health First Aid teaches managers and staff how to spot signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide non-judgemental support and reassurance, and guide people to seek the professional support they may need to recover. Find out more about our training courses with @mhfaengland by following the link in our bio. #WMHD #WMHD18 #MentalHealthInFocus
This needs to change. We've partnered with @mhfaengland on a series of mental health in the workplace courses, designed to reduce stigma through education and increase the provision of care for those who need it. Head to the link in our bio to learn more about our #MentalHealthInFocus campaign. #WMHD2018 #WMHD18 #WorldMentalHealthDay
The countdown to World Mental Health Day is on ⏰. Last month we surveyed over 1,800 of our training course delegates and bookers to assess the relationship between mental health and work - the results were extremely eye-opening. Learn more by following the link in our bio. #MentalHealthInFocus #WMHD18 #WMHD #WMHD2018
15-year-old Courtney Powdrill ran into the face of danger when she intervened to help a man being stabbed outside her house in Luton. An army cadet with St John Ambulance first aid training, Courtney shouted to her mother to call 999 while she raised the man’s legs and applied pressure to his wounds using a tea towel. Police have praised Courtney for her brave actions which saved the man’s life and earned her title as a Guy Evans Young Hero for 2018. #MyEverydayHero
The Alcohol Reception Centre in Newcastle (AKA the booze bus!) is a joint St John Ambulance and @northeastambulance Service initiative that runs every Friday and Saturday night until the early hours, reducing pressure on local A&E. The ARC is fully equipped to deal with serious incidents and can also treat and discharge less serious injuries on scene. The ARC team are the definition of ‘Community Hero’! #MyEverydayHero
Adam French had his first aid training put to the test when an elderly client, Ray Squire, went into cardiac arrest outside his law firm. When he saw what was happening, Adam rushed out to Ray’s car to help and found that he was not breathing. He pulled Ray out of the car and began CPR, continuing until paramedics arrived. Adam’s quick response not only saved Ray’s life, but prevented him from developing brain damage by continuing the flow of oxygen to his brain. Adam truly deserves his title as a St John Ambulance 2018 Workplace Hero. #MyEverydayHero
Congratulations to our 2018 Volunteer of the Year, as named at the Everyday Heroes awards earlier this week. Matthew Atkinson @kewxedge is an inspirational leader whose energy, positive spirit, commitment to teamwork and excellence is second to none. We adore him! #MyEverydayHero
A handful of highlights from last night's fabulous Everyday Heroes Awards! A huge well done to all of our incredible winners. 💚 #MyEverydayHero
#ThrowbackThursday to the 2017 Everyday Heroes Awards! There's now less than a week to go until this year's event, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate with life saving heroes from all over the country. Got a story to share with us? Use #MyEverydayHero .
Huge shoutout to @trstn_uk who has completed the mammoth journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, cycling over 9 days and over 985 miles in our honour! Tristan smashed his target and has raised £1,750 for us. Thank you so much, Tristan! 🚲 #TeamSJA #DeloitteRAB
Can we do summer all over again? ☀️ 📸 taken by one of our volunteers, Matt, in Cornwall earlier this month. #MySJADay
GOOD LUCK to all the #TeamSJA runners taking part in the Great North Run today! You're going to smash it. Thank you for all of your support. 🏅 #GreatNorthRun
It's #WorldFirstAidDay and today we're asking: would you know what to do if you saw someone having a diabetic emergency? Learn the difference between symptoms of #hyperglycaemia and #hypoglycaemia by heading to the diabetes first aid advice page on our website.
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