accessibility & help

Learn and share

Our #learnandshare campaign has one simple aim – we want you to learn first aid and share your skills with others, so more people can help to save lives.

Learn first aid

First, choose your way to learn first aid:

Book a course

Learn online

Download the free app

Then pledge to #learnandshare your life-saving skills, just like the people in the gallery.

Share your skills

Simply snap a photo with our "I can save a life, so can you" pledge board (available to pose with at the end of our courses or to download/print at home) and share it on social media using the hashtag #learnandshare – don't forget to mention @BritishRedCross!


Then all you have to do is honour your pledge by passing on at least two first aid skills to someone else – for example by teaching someone to:

  • turn an unresponsive person who is breathing on their side and tilt their head back to open their airway
  • apply pressure to a heavy bleed to help stem the flow of blood.

It's that simple!

You could also help us to get first aid on the school curriculum by pledging "I support first aid learning in schools".

First aid advice: unresponsive and breathing

A man calls 999 for another man who has collapsed

Learn how to help someone who is unresponsive and breathing.

Learn the skill >

First aid advice: bleeding heavily

Woman gives first aid applying pressure to a wound to stem a heavy bleed.

Learn to help someone who is bleeding heavily.

Learn the skill >


Get involved with #learnandshare

Read our blog to find out how people have got involved with the #learnandshare campaign so far, then join them by:

And why not take our quiz – 6 TRUE OR FALSE questions that will test your lifesaving skills?

What people say

"The campaign encourages us to learn a new skill and pass your new knowledge on to others so we can all get involved to learn some basic skills. #learnandshare"

"Learning the importance of first aid with the British Red Cross. It CAN save lives! #learnandshare"

"I've been learning simple first aid, just in case, using the free @BritishRedCross app! #learnandshare"

"We are first aid champions! #learnandshare"