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Our first STOP THE BLEED DAY is a huge success

NEWS UPDATE: Paramedic and trustee of citizenAID Nigel Barraclough with Derby School pupils during a Stop the Bleed training session. Pupils at Derby High School on Radcliffe Road have worked with Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit to create a film as part of "Stop The Bleed Day".


Several guests visited the school for the Stop the Bleed Day including:

  • Dr Rachel Jenner, Consultant in Paediatrics,

  • SSgt Jacob Burgess, Multi-role Medical Regiment

  • Dr Leo Mansell

  • Nigel Barraclough, MC Para CertEd Citizen Aid Trustee

  • Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester – Kate Green

  • Mel Garry – GM Violence Reduction Unit

NEWS: Youngsters taught about the consequences of knife crime - and how to stop a bleed. Greater Manchester Police School Engagement Officers visited schools in Bolton, Bury and Tameside as part of it. Officers from the Farnworth, Kearsley and Stoneclough neighbourhood team visited Prestolee Primary School. More here

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Stop the Bleed Day is an initiative developed by the citizenAID charity with help from Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit.

If you know about ‘Restart a Heart Day’ in October, you will already be familiar with how Stop the Bleed Day is organised.


The aim is for as many young people as possible in one day to learn how to save a life by stopping bleeding.


We have produced an engaging instructional video and we provide all the equipment needed, including support packs for schools and volunteers.

Volunteers do not need to be medically trained, as the video and pack covers everything, but if you already know about applying pressure to a bleed, packing a wound and improvising a tourniquet – even better!

As 2023 is the inaugural Stop the Bleed Day, we are rolling it out on a smaller scale,

to 14 schools in the Manchester region – and that’s why we need your help! Next year we will be going national, so this is a fantastic opportunity to be involved at the very outset of this exciting new project. 

How does it work?

  • The day is aimed at year 7 pupils (11 and 12 years old)

  • Each training session lasts 30 minutes

  • The full year group take part, in classes of around 30 at a time

  • citizenAID provide the training equipment and support pack in advance to the school

  • Volunteers help by introducing the day to each class, playing the video and helping the young people to practice the skills at the appropriate points

  • The school will provide staff to supervise throughout


If you can help, please email


Thank you for your time, we look forward to hearing from you!

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