There’s no stopping him

There’s no stopping him – Senior Instructor Dave ‘Stretts’ Stretton completed yet another half Ironman distance. Outlaw Half Holkham On Sunday 7th July 2019, Dave participated in the Outlaw Half Holkham.  Staying true to his love of the outdoors, he set-up camp in the picturesque, coastal Norfolk village.  We think being so close to nature […]

Practice what you preach

Practice what you preach – on the odd occasion, we have to put into practice what we teach. Our MD and Head Instructor Chris Simmons had to do just that on a recent Jet2.com flight from Palma de Mallorca to East Midlands. Duty of care After he snoozed his way through the first hour of […]

Mental and physical strength

Mental and physical strength, our Senior Instructor Dave Stretton has it in abundance. Dave aka Stretts pushed himself right to the limit physically and mentally during his recent challenge.  We’re not talking the annual Ironman competition which in itself is incredibly gruelling. 13 days on the road Stretts spent 13 days on the road…..cycling.  He […]

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 […]

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