Knife Crime - Saving Lives With The Street Doctors

Knife Crime - Saving Lives With The Street Doctors

By Dr Alex

Street Doctors is a charity which aims to prevent youth violence and reduce its impact. By teaching first aid, it hopes to equip young people aged 11-25 with the knowledge to make more informed decisions about how to keep themselves and others safe.

Dr Alex is joined by two members of the Street Doctors' team to find out more. Fauziya Lakhi is the National Volunteer Co-ordinator and Layla Walker Lawrence is a medical student and volunteer.

For further information on Street Doctors, go to or @StreetDoctors on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook.

Content warning: contains references to knife crime, medical interventions and death.

In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.

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