Would you know how to help someone following a knife attack?

Published On 28 March, 2014 | By Ja'e | campaign, Charity
ART AGAINST KNIVES team up with The British Red Cross for a series of animated films showing life-saving first aid skills.

Art Against Knives x British Red Cross

The British Red Cross have teamed up with ART AGAINST KNIVES to create a series of animated films to share life-saving first aid skills for use when faced with a knife attack.

Last year 3,849 people attended A&E following an assault with a sharp object. 1497 (over a third) of those admitted were aged 15-24.

Over 16 young people were involved in the production of the short animated films, co-created to provide on-the-job training with creative professionals for individual from communities affected by violence. These short films tell just three of these real-life stories in the young Londoners’ own words. Chris, one of the young people whose story features in the film, said:

You never think it could happen to you, but I was stabbed, and I think everyone should watch these films and learn what to do. If my friend hadn’t known some basic first aid and helped me out, I might not be here now.

The three stories set out to share life-saving first aid skills for use in a knife attack, via applying pressure to a bleeding wound and calling 999 could save someone’s life. According to the  British Red Cross,

Young people are more likely to be the first person there to help in the event of a knife attack, and they may find themselves dealing with potentially life-threatening injuries. This film gives young people the first aid knowledge and also the empowerment, the confidence, to know what to do.

ART AGAINST KNIVES was created following the unprovoked stabbing of art student Oliver Hemsley, a 21-year-old art student. The organisation now works with at-risk young people living in areas of London affected by knife crime.

Whilst we recognise that there is still a lot of work to be done in addressing the root causes of violent crime, it is vital that the young people affected have the skills that they need to help protect themselves and their friends, and ultimately save lives.

The films forms part of an on-going campaign by the British Red Cross to make first aid relevant to young people and communicate directly with them using social media. For more first aid tips visit: http://on.fb.me/1cWR481

You can watch the animation playlist below, or on the ART AGAINST KNIVES YouTube channel.

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