Reaching young people where they need us most.
YourStance was founded by Ana Waddington, Tessa Davis and Helen Ormrod, who felt a sense of helplessness with the amount of young people attending the Royal London Hospital with significant injuries from Serious Youth Violence.
YourStance started in October 2018 with three volunteers and one mannequin teaching life saving skills in Feltham with Catch 22. Since then the project has expanded, now being able to provide the sessions in alternative education settings, youth detachment venues, and young offending institutes. We have a volunteer database of over 100, all of whom are qualified professionals.
As of October 2019, we are now a community interest company, working in collaboration with the Violence Reduction team at the Royal London, St Giles, Catch 22, London Ambulance Service, and Barts Charity, and are developing our strategy to reach as many young people at risk as possible in the coming year. across the boroughs we reach.