Johanniter International (JOIN) launches European First Aid for Young People                

18th December 2023, Brussels, Belgium.

For the first time, there is now a European-wide First Aid Manual intended for young people (age range 13 to 17 years inclusive). Launched today, the Manual promotes the importance of first aid and helps young people to recognise potential risks and situations that may lead to injury or illness, and how to avoid and address them.

Developed by an international team of experts, who form the JOIN Clinical Working Group, the Manual is designed to apply in every European country. It also provides a solution to some cross-border health issues and will help to foster international cooperation.

The JOIN Manual is intended for young first aiders and the general public and is available to all users for free. It can be used by teachers, parents, carers or anyone who is interested in facilitating the learning of young people. They can be used in a classroom, at home, in large groups or on an individual basis.

“We believe that promoting first aid is to the benefit of all of us, as the skills can really save a life. Our Clinical Working Group has worked hard to create this Manual, and we are proud to offer it to all European young people as our Christmas gift” said Mark Broughton, JOIN Chairman.

The Manual is launched in English and will be soon available in many other European languages.

Johanniter International (JOIN) is the partnership of the four protestant Orders of St John and their national charities. Our member organisations, based in Europe and the Middle East, work in close cooperation and are supported by more than 100,000 volunteers. They serve humanity with medical services and first aid, social care, international aid, disaster relief and youth work. The services of JOIN member organisations are open to everyone. Core to our values is our Christian heritage, which underlines our work.

For free download of JOIN European First Aid for Young People, go to: