The Southend YMCA SOS Bus


The SOS Bus is dedicated to the advancement of first aid knowledge across Essex and has been providing a range of courses to help local individuals and organisations to meet health a safety requirements, empower their personnel and ultimately, save lives.

First Aid Services

The SOS Bus is a pillar of the community, providing services for Southend Borough Council and Basildon nightlife for over 6 years.


Our highly trained staff and volunteers have provided professional first aid provision for events across Essex. ​




Building a generation of lifesavers

With years of experience in both training and delivering first aid through the SOS Bus, we offer training to schools and youth organisations to empower their young people.

  • Specialist training for school aged children, delivered highly experienced and fully qualified, DBS-checked trainers.

  • Children will develop the skills and confidence to help those in greatest need.

  • 14 years + students can achieve a nationally recognised first aid qualification.

Contact us today and we'll be happy to help.


If you have any questions about our services or courses, please contact us via the form below for more information.

Our next course dates are available, please enter your information below and we'll contact you with details.

Find out more about our range of courses by clicking an option below or get in touch through our contact form.


Visit Us:

 (Head Office) Southend YMCA,


85 Ambleside Drive,

Southend On Sea, SS1 2FY

Visit Us:

Southend YMCA

Business Eco-Hub

2a St John's Road,

Westcliff On Sea, SS0 7JZ

Contact Us:

01702 301 301

Together, we can end youth homelessness in Southend.

Southend's Leading Children's Charity - Southend-on-Sea Young Men’s Christian Association (Southend YMCA) Registered Charity Number: 1102837 (registered in England); Limited Liability Company number 5051166;  Non-profit, private registered provider of social housing: Number 4853