How do we do this?

We aim to build, equip and mobilise a new generation of young people that are empowered with the confidence to care for themselves, each other and those around them.  We are specifically targeting those most at risk of poor health including those coming out of the care system; young carers; young people not in employment, education or training; and those exposed to street violence. Our aim is to equip them with lifesaving skills and the confidence to use them when it really matters.

Young Responders is a contemporary programme designed to tackle contemporary problems, reaching further than St John’s traditional physical first aid advice and branching out into mental health and other relevant issues for young people, such as assault. 

Who is it for?

Young Responders is aimed at helping young people (between the ages of 14 and 25) who experience significant challenges in their life. This programme wants to recruit young people whose health resilience has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and are underserved in terms of support in these areas.

It will also focus specifically on supporting young carers, young people who are care-experienced, those at risk of being affected by street violence, those not in employment, education or training, and young people from socio-economically deprived areas.

St John is committed to increasing our diversity and becoming an inclusive organisation that is representative of the communities we serve.  Young Responders is a purposefully designed approach for improving our ability to reach, engage, include and improve outcomes for underserved communities.