World Restart a Heart Day

Sep 29, 2022 | Campaigns

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be part of National Restart a Heart Day.

Restart a Heart Day activities in the UK are led each year by the Resuscitation Council UK with the aiming of raising awareness of CPR and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the community. SCAS, via the community engagement and training team and the South Central Ambulance Charity’s volunteer community first responders, has its own packed diary of events for the week leading up to Restart a Heart Day.

In 2022 SCAS hosted a series of events and training sessions and featured a number of case studies/films on CPR and defibrillator awareness over the course of the week before, including our Facebook live chanel here.

We also created ‘Reels’ for Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. These short 1 min movies proved very popular in reaching members of the public in a fun, but educational way.

AED Instruction
Demo of CPR
Children doing CPR
Restart a heart at John Radcliffe

There is always a major drive to teach CPR in schools across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire over the course of the week, with the SCAS mascot 999 Ted taking a staring role.

If you are a teacher interested in having a SCAS representative come to train students in your school please let us know. If you know and understand CPR and are registered with the ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ (DBS), then you could help us instruct students on the day.

Please contact us at and we’ll be happy to send you the information on how to get involved.

If you are an owner of a Public Access Defibrillator you may want to visit our page here.

Start a heart day school 1
Start a heart day school 2