StreetDoctors empowers young people affected by violence by equipping them with the skills to save lives and the knowledge to make informed decisions about keeping themselves and others safe. They do this by providing training in emergency first-aid through a network of young healthcare volunteers in partnership with local communities.
At StreetDoctors they believe knowledge is power. They put young people at the centre of emergency first-aid provision and empower young people to become part of the solution to violence, rather than just being seen as ‘part of the problem’.
They equip young people affected by violence with the skills to save lives in their communities and with the knowledge to make informed decisions about keeping themselves and others safe. They do this by training young people in emergency first aid, including what to do if someone is bleeding or unconscious. All of their work is trauma informed.
Street Doctors use a peer to peer training approach delivered by our network of young healthcare volunteers (student nurses, paramedics and doctors) who work in partnership with criminal justice services, schools, pupil referral units, youth, sports and community groups.