About us News Youth First Aid Goes Virtual: HBNC brings innovative program to young people In today's digital age, where technology is transforming the way we learn, work and connect, even something like first aid can now be taught virtually. The Youth Mentoring program at HBNC has been able to create a new learning experience for young people by incorporating virtual reality into their first aid training programs. The Youth First Aid program is a visual reality program that is designed to give young people basic knowledge of emergency situations they may encounter, such as drug and alcohol abuse or injuries resulting from violence. The program takes the user through two immersive scenarios that were filmed locally at the Hervey Bay Skate Park and the Hervey Bay Community Centre. The age group served by the Youth First Aid program is young people between the ages of 14 and 25. Since the program's launch, it has already reached 40 participants, and we are excited to see those numbers continue to grow in the near future. The virtual reality aspect of the program allows young people to experience different scenarios and learn from them without the risk of physical harm. The program is designed to be interactive, allowing participants to explore different outcomes based on the choices they make. This interactive approach to learning helps participants retain knowledge and develop skills they can use in real-life situations. The Youth First Aid program at HBNC is an innovative approach to teaching young people basic emergency skills. The program's use of virtual reality allows for an immersive and interactive learning experience that is accessible to anyone with an internet connection. For more information, contact us at [email protected].