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Discounts on first aid and mental health training for bands

Tuesday, 9 January, 2024

BBE has launched a new partnership with St John Ambulance, offering its members a 15% discount on the cost of first aid and mental health training.

St John Ambulance is recognised across the country as a market leader in the provision of first aid training, supplies and event services. As part of the partnership, BBE has worked with St John to curate a programme of training options that are most suitable for banding activity and has produced an accompanying guide to the 'Essential considerations for brass bands in first aid training.’

BBE Membership Development Manager Alex Parker said: “All bands are required by law to have ‘suitable’ first aid provision at all their activities, whether that’s a rehearsal or a tour away performing. But what does “suitable” really mean for bands? We hope that our new resource, created with the team at St John Ambulance, will help your band answer that question and get the right training in place for your own events and activities.”

The partnership also covers mental health first responder training, helping bands ensure the wellbeing of their players to better support and retain their membership.

Access the discount

Deals on offer cover courses ranging from first aid at work, through to paediatric first aid and defibrillator training, as well as annual refresher courses and requalifications.

To take up an offer, BBE members can log into their Member Resource’s library and search for the First Aid resource, where they will be able to purchase a voucher for a discounted course.

Lorraine Knight, St John Ambulance National Account Manager, said: “St John Ambulance is proud to partner with Brass Bands England to help bring our training to the members at a ‘special’ rate to help support the brass band sector in increasing the level of first aid training taking place”

Alex added: “St John Ambulance rarely offer discounts on their training so this is a fantastic deal for BBE members. Many will now find it cheaper to book using their BBE membership as they will struggle to get a better rate elsewhere.”