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StepWise Programme

Our 12-week youth-engagement and education programme that enables young people affected by violence to learn, share and teach emergency lifesaving skills.

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:


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

The Programme

Step One

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.

Step Two

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.

Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about StepWise and how we could deliver it for your young people, contact Martin Tilbury on or 07502 689392

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.