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  1. Mental Health Awareness Week (10th May – 16th May)

    Mental Health Awareness Week (10th May – 16th May)

    It is estimated that 1 in 6 people the past week experienced a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression, which significantly impacts healthcare resources worldwide(1). The past year has been challenging with evidence indicating that self-reported mental health and wellbeing worsened during the first COVID-19 national lockdown, and although levels have reduced,…

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  2. SuperMums to the Rescue!

    SuperMums to the Rescue!

    This March we make it our mission to celebrate the influence of mothers in our society and the unconditional love and affection they offer us every day, and to remember the mums that even if are no longer with us, continue to live in our memory and into our hearts. There are no words to…

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  3. Safety Measures to protect against spread of Coronavirus

    Safety Measures to protect against spread of Coronavirus

    There are a few important aspects to take into account when there’s a virus outbreak such as the one happening at the moment with the coronavirus known as COVID19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has the following guidelines to help you protect yourself: Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a medical…

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  4. How to use a face mask properly

    How to use a face mask properly

    One of the key elements of First Aid is infection control, you can achieve this by doing simple things such as washing your hands or covering your mouth if you have a cough or a cold. With the current coronavirus outbreak, it’s key to protect yourself and others from spreading viruses through breathing and direct…

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  5. Research suggests too few parents have basic first aid skills

    Research suggests too few parents have basic first aid skills

                              Research commissioned by the British Red Cross in 2018 found that only 5% of adults felt “knowledgeable, confident and willing to act” in in three first aid emergency scenarios – Heavy bleeding, unresponsive and breathing, and unresponsive and not breathing. Judging from…

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  6. National Stress Awareness Day 2019

    National Stress Awareness Day 2019

    Today (06/11) is National Stress Awareness Day. Has work stressed you out this year? If it hasn’t, you’re in the minority. Two-thirds of employees have felt stressed or suffered anxiety as a result of work in the past 12 months, rising to 76% for under 35’s. 60% of employees surveyed by ACAS cited high workload…

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  7. Mental health takes centre stage

    Mental health takes centre stage

      Today is World Mental Health Day, and this year it comes amidst a concerted effort in the UK to raise awareness and increase acceptance of mental health issues. The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, featured in an Instagram video with Ed Sheeran to mark the occasion which encouraged people to look after their own…

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  8. Workplace mental health research reveals need for major cultural change

    Workplace mental health research reveals need for major cultural change

    According to a recent poll, only 14% of employees feel comfortable with talking about their mental health concerns at work, indicating a need for a cultural change at many companies to become more open and supportive when it comes to our psychological wellbeing. Mental health is a significant problem in workplaces throughout the country. Government…

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  9. CPR & AEDs: The importance of training

    CPR & AEDs: The importance of training

    Recently a sound engineer, Simon Daniels, hit headlines for saving former football player and England manager Glenn Hoddle at the BT Sport studio in London. Daniels performed CPR and used a defibrillator on Hoddle before paramedics arrived. Without this quick intervention before the arrival of emergency services, Hoddle may not have survived. Unfortunately, a lack…

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  10. Why we’re now offering mental health first aid training

    Why we’re now offering mental health first aid training

    You may have heard of mental health first aid already – it’s being introduced to more and more workplaces across the UK and has been written about in several high-profile publications. There are good reasons for this. Awareness of mental health problems has been growing in recent years, as has the scale of the challenges…

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