Heartstart training teaches you what to do in a life threatening emergency.

There are around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year. When someone goes into cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 10 per cent.

Get involved with Heartstart

There are hundreds of Heartstart schemes all across the UK, all run independently by people just like you.

Heartstart instructors are linked to a Heartstart scheme. Contact your local scheme to register your interest in becoming a Heartstart instructor.

If you'd like to set up a Heartstart community scheme in your area, our Heartstart in the community leaflet will tell you what you need to know. You can also find out more about Heartstart in schools with our Heartstart in schools leaflet.

You can also request a Heartstart toolkit to help you get started.

1. I want to go on a Heartstart course

England and Wales (Not including Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Durham, Tyne and Wear, or Northumberland) 020 7554 0376

The North of England, Scotland   Northern Ireland 0131 554 6953

2. I want to teach Heartstart to others

3. I want to set up Heartstart in my area or school


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