BBC News: The non-medics in A&E fighting the effects of knife crime

November 17th, 2017

Our Youth Violence Intervention Programme was the subject of a BBC News piece on 4th November. BBC’s Home Affairs Correspondent, Tom Symonds, spent four days with the Redthread team and our King’s College Hospital colleagues to create a short film about our work in the ‘teachable moment’ to support young victims of knife crime and violence. […]

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Redthread’s Expansion to the Midlands

Redthread’s Expansion to the Midlands

November 6th, 2017

We are delighted to announce we will run a three-year pilot programme of our hospital-based Youth Violence Intervention Programme in Nottingham and Birmingham. As with the YVIP in London’s Major Trauma Centre’s, we will embed specialist youth workers in the Emergency Departments of the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham from February 2018 and the Queen […]

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#WorldMentalHealthDay

#WorldMentalHealthDay

October 10th, 2017

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and the projects that aim to support those with mental health needs. Our Mental Health Youth Work team, based at Kings College Hospital, meet young people everyday with mental heath needs. The project has been running since the beginning of […]

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C4 News: The London trauma ward at the frontline

July 28th, 2017

Our work with St Georges Hospital was the subject of a Channel 4 News piece this July. Channel 4 News spent three days in the Emergency Department at St George’s Hospital to create a short film about the rise and impact of youth violence. The piece can be viewed online here. The film followed our […]

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Redthread in the London Evening Standard

June 14th, 2017

John Poyton, our CEO, spoke to the Crime Editor at the London Evening Standard, Justin Davenport in June about the anecdotal spiral of violence and the subsequent need for earlier intervention. John described our work in London’s Major Trauma Centres and the ‘teachable moment’. He also discussed how young people are arriving at a Major […]

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