Who We Are

StreetDoctors is a youth social action movement. Our network of volunteer healthcare students teach lifesaving skills to young people at risk of youth violence across the UK. We do this through interactive training sessions delivered with a range of partners. These sessions give young people the vital skills and confidence to act when someone is bleeding or unconscious. We provide safe spaces to explore attitudes to violence, including its true medical consequences. We empower young people to become StreetDoctors in their communities, helping to keep themselves and others safe.

our story


was born in 2008 in the socially conscious minds of two young medical students


who were regularly involved in delivering CPR and First Aid classes to local teenagers


they noticed

"The 11 to 16 year olds attending the first aid classes had known someone who had been stabbed or shot"


"or had been a victim themselves."



they decided to set out and

these young people
from carrying weapons in
the first place.

so creating


Our main objective is to
give these young people the
confidence and skills
they need

to remain calm, call 999

and deliver simple life saving first aid.

By equipping these young people with practical skills 


we aim to increase their

confidence and aspirations,

helping them to change their attitude

towards violence


our vision

StreetDoctors has gradually grown and there is demand for our teaching from across the UK.


Very quickly the organisation grew to be national and feature in 14 cities across the UK and Ireland.



one day in

the future