StepWise is a peer education programme over 3 months which enables young people at risk of violence to learn, share and teach emergency lifesaving skills. Young people are provided with first aid accreditation, career guidance within the healthcare sector and co-facilitate sessions alongside our trainee healthcare professionals.

Underpinned by StreetDoctors core ethos of reducing mortality and morbidity amongst young people, StepWise offers personal development through peer education, career development and first-aid accreditation.

Step One

1. Young person attends a StreetDoctors ‘what to do when someone is bleeding’ module
2. Young person attends a StreetDoctors ‘what to do when someone is unconscious’ module
3. Young person attends a one day accredited first aid at work course
4. Young person attends a careers day to explore pathways into healthcare professions

Step Two

5. Young person receives training to co-facilitate sessions with StreetDoctors volunteers

StepWise Pilots

Following on from initial pilots that were held across London with funding support from Trust For London in 2015-2017 StepWise is now in its second phase of piloting.

In 2018 StepWise cycles took place in Wetherby Young Offender Institute funded by Scurrah Wainwright Trust.

Across 2018/19 cycles took place with Voyage and JAGS Foundation in London funded by MOPAC.

In late 2019 a further cycle is taking place with Voyage, funded by Hogan Lovells and in collaboration with London’s Air Ambulance Charity.

We’re delighted that continuation funding from MOPAC’s London Violence Reduction Unit will enable us to run further StepWise programmes in 2020.

If you have questions about StepWise please contact,