Our therapy dog, Ella

Our therapy dog, Ella.  Can you spot the little Miniature Schnauzer in the picture? Courses in the community initiative We’re delighted to have started our courses in the community initiative again.  Last year we were delivering First Aid courses.  We’re still doing that now but have introduced our range of mental health first aid workshops. […]

It doesn’t matter where you talk

It doesn’t matter where you talk as brilliantly portrayed on an episode of Only Fools and Horses. Time on Our Hands We love a bit of Only Fools and Horses!  There are plenty of laughs in every episode.  However one particular scene with Delboy and Rodney in ‘Time on Our Hands’ stands out in relation […]

Mental health words of wisdom

Mental health words of wisdom from experienced early years practitioner, Bella Kennedy. “If we can help at least five children, that go on to impact another five people positively; we are creating a better world.” Bella Kennedy, Manager of Twyla Nursery Doha, expressed her thoughts during a recent Mental Health First Aid Training session at […]

If you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away

If you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away.  These were the words used by Lady Gaga at the Grammy’s. Lady Gaga, winner of three prizes, used her speech to highlight the mental health issues addressed in her latest film A Star Is Born. In the spotlight  Mental health awareness is very much in the […]

Community First Aid Training in Tenerife

Community First Aid Training in Tenerife Since the start of the year, we have been delivering family-friendly courses predominantly in Mallorca. So we were delighted to get the call to visit and deliver community first aid training in Tenerife, specifically the Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid course. Training in Golf Del Sur We […]

First Aid Training Courses in the Community

Lately we have been delivering first aid training courses in the community. The two main courses have been the Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid and Level 3 Award Emergency First Aid at Work. All walks of life We have met all walks of life during the sessions. From parents, expectant first-time mums and […]

Treating Burns and Scalds Correctly

An article in the news this week caught our eye and got us thinking about treating burns and scalds correctly. A young child suffered horrific burns following an accident at their nursery. According to the report, a number of alleged safety failings led to this incident. Although First Aid was administered swiftly, flannels were placed […]

European Restart a Heart Day

Today is European Restart a Heart Day. This is an initiative founded by the European Resuscitation Council with the European parliament’s support. About Restart a Heart Day Taking place every year on the 16th October, the goal of the campaign is to create awareness that everyone can learn CPR. Furthermore, the aim is to push […]

The Kiss of Life

If you are presented with a casualty who is unresponsive and not breathing normally, would you give them the kiss of life? By kiss of life, we mean mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. European Resuscitation Council Guidelines We follow the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines. The most up to date guidelines promotes the use of rescue breaths as well […]

First Aid Skills for Children

Earlier this year we ran a first aid skills for children session at a Nottinghamshire primary school. The group of 3 to 5 year olds were our first ‘Mini Medics in the Making’ participants. First aid skills for children in Turkey More recently, we taught pupils aged between 5 and 17 at an international school […]

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