Liverpool FC Foundation’s Premier League Kicks project has teamed up with award-winning national charity, Street Doctors, to provide lifesaving first aid skills sessions to local youngsters.
Delivered by medical students, the workshops aim to give young people the confidence and practical skills to remain calm in an emergency, as well as changing their attitude towards violence and carrying weapons.
The sessions form part of LFC Foundation’s long-term support for the ‘Real Men Don’t Carry Knives’ campaign, which was launched earlier this year alongside Everton in the Community.
Street Doctors delivers two interactive modules – the first of which focuses on how to administer immediate first aid to someone who is bleeding, and the latter covers how to assess, and provide the correct assistance to, an unconscious person.
Tony Cosgrove, LFC Foundation project lead, said: “We have a long running relationship with Street Doctors and their sessions are fantastic for our young people.
“Participants are able to increase their confidence and aspirations, whilst developing first aid skills which can be vital both in everyday life and in helping to reduce the preventable deaths that we regularly see on our streets.
“Street Doctors’ volunteers are also young people themselves, and that helps to create a really strong peer-to-peer relationship with our youngsters.”
For more information on LFC Foundation’s Premier League Kicks programme, click here.