I have found the whole experience very good. It is interesting being able to have the power to save someone’s life. It gave me the confidence to be able to handle an [emergency medical] situation and to help someone.Naomi, StepWise graduate
The StepWise Programme enables young people to:
- Learn emergency life-saving skills so they can become lifesavers in their communities
- Gain an Emergency First Aid at Work accreditation
- Learn about healthcare volunteering and career paths
- Learn about their legal rights in relation to violent situations and police responses
- Build their emotional and social skills
- Develop facilitation and training skills to be able to co-deliver emergency first-aid training sessions to their peers alongside our healthcare volunteer trainers
StepWise taught me a lot of things. Living in a deprived area, it helps to understand that in a [violent] situation you could help the people around you. It also gave me insight into medicine and I want to pursue it as a career when I’m older.Jessica, StepWise graduate
Involves young people learning the skills to save a life, acquiring an Emergency First Aid at Work accreditation and learning about NHS careers. A graduation ceremony is held for young people who complete this step.
Is for Step One graduates and involves taking part in facilitating training to learn how to co-deliver StreetDoctors sessions alongside existing StreetDoctors trainers. Each young person delivers up to four emergency first-aid training sessions to their peers.
Find out more about our StepWise programme here
Get in touch
If you are interested in learning more or running a StepWise programme with your young people, get in touch with our Youth Engagement Manager Joanna Vidal on: firstname.lastname@example.org
StepWise graphics designed by young artist Ranae Kiara @byrkart
I learnt that not all heroes wear capes and even the tiniest actions could have a huge effect on someone’s life. It can feel like you’re powerless against all these things going on around you, and that’s why it’s important to give young people the skills to be able to save someone’s life.