#ApplyPressure

#ApplyPressure

Your friend has just been stabbed. You’ve found someone in the street who’s bleeding. Would you know what to do?

StreetDoctors #ApplyPressure campaign wants to help you to know what to do if this ever happens to you. You could save someone’s life. Share this film to spread the word.


Some of the scenes in this film may be distressing and you might feel shocked or upset when you watch it. If you feel this way for confidential support you can call, chat or message Childline or Samaritans and The Mix also offer discussions boards, group chat or professional support. If you need help with your mental health urgently you can contact the Shout crisis text service 24/7 on TEXT85258


Three Things to Remember:

1. Call an ambulance – dial 999 and ask for an ambulance. They will offer you support over the phone. You will be asked why you need an ambulance and where you are. You are not required to give your name.

2. Stay Safe – make sure you are not in danger before approaching the person.

3. APPLY PRESSURE on or around the wound until the ambulance arrives.

How do you APPLY PRESSURE?

If there is no object apply pressure directly to the wound. Try and wrap clothes or something similar around your hands like this:If an object is in the wound DO NOT REMOVE IT. The object is acting like a plug, stopping more blood loss. Apply pressure to the wound like this:

Inspired to do more?

SHARE the film with friends and family. Make sure every young person knows how to #Applypressure and save someone’s life.

DONATE to StreetDoctors. Help us reach more young people and empower them to be lifesavers in their communities. You can donate one-off or regularly.

BOOK a session. If you are working with young people affected by violence and would like our volunteers to teach them lifesaving skills.

VOLUNTEER. We will be recruiting student or young professional nurses, doctors and paramedics in January 2021.

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Why did we make #APPLYPRESSURE?

StreetDoctors won Raw London’s Small Charity Competition to produce a film to lead our new campaign #ApplyPressure. We wanted to make a film with a simple powerful message that would show young people what to do when someone is bleeding. Calling an ambulance, making sure you are safe and then applying pressure to the wound are the most important things to do to keep someone who has been stabbed alive. The simple action of applying pressure can be lifesaving and we want to empower young people to help reduce casualties caused by street violence.

The Making of the Film

The Cast

Sam: Finn Kebbe

Tina: Unique Spencer

Paramedic: Nadine-Rose Johnson

The Crew

Director: Thomas Paul Martin

Director of Photography: Lee Jones

Art Director:  Tom Fuller

Producer: Thomas Paul Martin & James Page

Gaffer: Michael Spry

Make up & hair: Ruth Pease

Ambulance Services: TLO Film Services

Editor: Thomas Paul Martin

Motion Graphics: Tom Fuller

Creative Strategist: Don Mike & Charlotte Harriss

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