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Melbourne Street Medics

 

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Street medicine has its origins in the civil rights movements in the US in the late 1960’s . Over the years Street Medics have evolved into an international informal community of people who provide medical and first aide support at protests and direct actions . Many identify as Anarchists and support mutual aid , all are inspired by the struggle against racism ,capitalism , patriarchy , colonisation and all forms of oppression .

Melbourne Street Medic Collective (formerly MelbFACT) came together through the Occupy movement in Melbourne. We are no longer active as a collective but will continue to offer support and skill sharing to the activist community via this page .

Street Medics attend actions to provide preventative care, treat injuries and to respond to other physical and emotional needs.

We aim to help community activists to operate in the safest possible environment, from the planning stages through to debriefing after events.

We believe in empowering individuals and the wider community to fight for a better world.

We welcome approaches from volunteers with current first aid qualifications who wish to learn more about or get involved in the global street medic movement.

It is not a requirement that street medics work professionally in healthcare but we welcome those that are willing to share their knowledge and experience and apply it outside of the existing capitalistic and hierarchical structures.

Street Medics attend actions to provide preventative care, treat injuries and to respond to other physical and emotional needs.

We aim to help community activists to operate in the safest possible environment, from the planning stages through to debriefing after events.

We believe in empowering individuals and the wider community to fight for a better world.

We welcome approaches from volunteers with current first aid qualifications who wish to learn more about or get involved in the global street medic movement.

It is not a requirement that street medics work professionally in healthcare but we welcome those that are willing to share their knowledge and experience and apply it outside of the existing capitalistic and hierarchical structures.

If you wish to become involved or seek our support please send us a message here. Email: melbsmc[at]riseup.net

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