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Reducing Violence Programme

Emergency first-aid training sessions for young people affected by violence. Sessions can be delivered as one-off’s or as a comprehensive programme over 4 weeks.

Our award winning Reducing Violence Programme is made up of independent training sessions delivered by our healthcare volunteer trainers to young people affected by violence aged 11 to 25 years old in groups of 5-15.

I really learned something, and I think that whenever I will see danger around me I will be able to protect myself thanks to this session.

The Programme

Session 1: What to do if someone is bleeding

when injured by a knife or sharp object

How to call an ambulance and stem blood loss until medical help arrives. Young people are trained to apply pressure on or around the wound depending on whether the blade is still present. Visual demonstrations and interactive Q&A features explain the science of blood loss, debunk common myths, and prepare young people for real life scenarios.

Session 2: What to do if someone is knocked out

after a fight or attack

How to tell if someone is breathing or not, how to call an ambulance and give first-aid until medical help arrives. Young people are trained to use the recovery position if people are breathing and deliver chest compressions if they are not breathing. Visual demonstrations and interactive Q&A features explain the science of breathing and concussion, debunk common myths, and prepare young people for real life scenarios.

Partner Toolkit

Talking about violence can be traumatic, so we send every partner a set of free additional resources to support staff and young people before, during and after our training sessions. Created by a trauma specialist, our toolkit is full of practical advice, lesson plans and guidance on supporting young people in person and online.

I had fun learning. Now I can save lives and teach others to do the same.

All our work is trauma informed, complies with safeguarding best practice and follows NYA COVID-19 guidance for Youth Spaces.

How the programme can be delivered

Digital delivery

A live webinar delivered by our trainers straight to young people’s personal devices, with interactive features to replicate the experience and impact of a face-to-face session. Available now via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Remote delivery

A live webinar presentation by our trainers to a socially-distanced group of young people at a delivery partner’s premises. We encourage partners to follow NYA guidance for Youth Spaces. Available where restrictions allow.

Face-to-Face delivery

A socially distanced version of our training sessions delivered by our trainers face-to-face at a delivery partner’s premises. We are following NYA guidance for Youth Spaces. Available where restrictions allow.

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A couple of times in the past I witnessed a friend being stabbed. The StreetDoctors workshop was extremely helpful. I can now confidently say I would be completely prepared to handle a situation like this in the future.

Salma Dekhissi, 17, from Southwark, who wants to become a criminal lawyer studying at Westminster Kingsway College