About YourStance

YourStance is a team of experienced doctors and nurses teaching young people in London at risk of serious youth violence how to respond to an emergency.

We teach vulnerable young people aged 11 – 25 how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and haemorrhage control to enable them to act as ‘zero responders’ before a first responder arrives.

Since we established ourselves as a community interest company in 2019, the project has taught over 2,000 young people and run nearly 200 workshops across London. The vast majority of those taught felt that what they’d learned had been directly and immediately helpful to them.

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Our Impact

YourStance has taught over 2,200 young people life-saving skills.

90% felt better prepared to respond to emergencies as a result of our teaching sessions
95% indicated that they learned something new from the sessions
87% said they learned something which would have been useful to them in the past
87% said they would recommend the session to a friend

YourStance in Numbers

Number of London boroughs where workshops have been held:

Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Walthamforest, Croydon, Kensington and Chelsea, Camden, Harringuey, Islington, Brent, Hillingdon, Kilburn, Hounslow, Hackney, Lewisham, Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Newham

We continue to grow:

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We offer a range of packages to meet your needs.


I was present when my friend was trying to remove a knife from a wound to help someone. He felt like he didn’t know what to do. But now you have taught us what to do.
Young Person
Pentoville Prison
I feel more confident doing basic life support on the street when I get out. Before the course i would have run away out of fear . Now i know whats best to do.
Young Person
Feltham Young Offender Institute

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