About YourStance

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

We teach 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.

Established in 2019, the organisation has taught over 3,500 young people and run nearly 300 workshops across London. 

We now also deliver workshops to professionals supporting young people, empowering them to save lives. We work along side the NHS and other statutory organisations but are entirely dependant on grant funding.


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Our Impact

YourStance has taught over 3,500 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:

Young people taught in 2023
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Workshops completed in 2023
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We offer a range of packages to meet your needs.


“It's taught me how to save people's life. It's something that I could use whenever I need it. And it's something that can literally save someone. That's what it is. So I feel happy that I know something.”
Young Person
“Being in prison, there is a lot of violence, as you can imagine. From previous experiences, I do have that sort of trauma that I think makes me ready to defend myself, but then it's nice knowing what I know now, that I've learned from YourStance. So maybe I can now help the situation, I could make it a bit easier for someone else.”
Young Person

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