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Your Feelings

No-one knows how they will cope when faced with a first aid situation. All you can do is make sure you know the basics of first aid, and feel as though you could perform them in your sleep!! It’s really important to get adult help as soon as you can- the adult will help you to decide what to do next. Practicing with your friends might help.
If you’re not sure what to do, take a deep breath, and count to 10- see if that helps!!

After you’ve done first aid, you might be feeling a bit upset- that’s normal. It helps to talk it through- your friends, family, or teachers might be able to help. They'll never think you're silly for feeling a bit funny, so make sure you do talk about it with someone. Even if you don't feel a bit funny, it's still worth talking about happened with one of your friends to see if there's anything you would do differently next time. This is called de-briefing, and it's something that most people do after something has happened - even the Paramedics have a de-brief!