Futureversity is proud to be offering a summer course delivered by StreetDoctors, a UK charity formed in 2008 by two students who noticed that the majority of 11-16 year olds attending their first aid classes knew someone who would have benefitted from someone around them knowing the fundamental and lifesaving skills of first aid.
This is where the idea for StreetDoctors was born from. Their main aim is to provide young people with the confidence and skills they need to remain calm and deliver simple life saving first aid.
StreetDoctors is a UK wide youth social action movement of young healthcare students volunteering their time to teach lifesaving skills to young people at risk of youth violence. We do this through our interactive training sessions delivered through a range of partners and Summer programmes.
Very quickly the need for an organisation like StreetDoctors became apparent with it now featuring in 14 different cities across the UK and Ireland.
These sessions give young people vital skills and confidence to act when someone is bleeding or unconscious. We also facilitate discussions about attitudes to youth violence, including its medical consequences. Our work empowers young people to become StreetDoctors in their communities, helping to keep themselves and others safe.
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