Teenagers and members of the community are invited to a think-tank and activity workshop to discuss safety following violent attacks.

The session being held in Walthamstow on Friday, April 12, will offer first aid training, self-defence training and speeches from a gang specialist and an education activist.

The event is free and is open to all.

The first aid training session for teenagers will include advice for action in an emergency, the primary survey, unresponsive and breathing situations, panic attacks and hyperventilation, wounds and bleeding, shock, internal bleeding and what information to give emergency sessions.

The self-defence training will be led by the highest graded British black belt in the European Federation of Krav Maga Simon Pither.

The gang specialist Mike Jervis will give a speech about the significant rise in gang-related issues this year and the subsequent cost on the lives of young people.

Author, education activist and community person Sandra Rigobert will discuss how education has to catch up with the new millennial

Attendees are advised to wear comfortable clothing to enable full participation in all activities.

It will be taking place at Active Change Foundation ACF at 453 Lea Bridge Rd in Walthamstow, E10 7EA from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

To register to attend or find out more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-violent-crime-prevention-and-awareness-education-4all-tickets-58831876727.