A Paramedics & Embalmers Story

In part one we looked at Mark’s Story and how a split second decision has devastating consequences for him and the victim, their friends and their families.

In part two we take a slightly different approach and look at these consequences from the point of view of paramedics and embalmers. You can view the videos below.

Paramedic, Mike Korotkich, speaks about his experience of treating knife crime victims:

Martin Jeffrey, an embalmer, discusses his experience of knife crime and how it affects his job:

Get Involved: What To Do

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Paramedic

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Mark stabbed Ian, but he only took the knife for protection. Hear how a paramedic deals with treating knife crime victims.

Follow the story each month and find out what happens next...

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Embalmer

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Mark stabbed Ian. "When a mum comes in to see her son for the last time..."

Follow the embalmers experiences of knife crime and how it affects his job.

Follow the story each month and find out what happens next...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7d_FFlGF9I

Promote on Snapchat

We are also working with Young Scot to help us reach as many young people as we can across Scotland, including through Snapchat. Every month, Young Scot will activate their own Snapchat Story around the current theme. Feel free to create your own, or promote Young Scot's Snapchat activity to your own audience.

Follow the stories via Snapchat username youngscotsnaps.

Work With Young People

Alongside content for young people, every month we will share resources for practitioners who may want to build a youth work programme around the content of the campaign.

In part one we shared the NKBL film Mark's Story: One Knife, Many Victims. The film illustrates how it easy it is to make that potentially devastating, split second decision to pick up a knife.

This month we're sharing another two films that can be used to develop a follow on session when working with young people to highlight the risks and consequences of knife crime: a paramedics story and an embalmers story. Both films show professionals sharing their experiences of dealing with knife crime and its devastating consequences.

The Paramedic and Embalmer are short films which can be used to encourage discussions with young people or along side some exercises from our toolkits. Particularly "What's the damage?" from the Sharp Solutions toolkit. The purpose of this activity is to dispel a common myth that there are "safe" places to stab someone.

All of our toolkits, training, and supporting merchandise are free to practitioners working with young people in Scotland. You can also request a free DVD of all the NKBL films.

Contact Us

Please contact us for further information or advice on any aspect of NKBL.