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What are Eating Disorders Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that are affected by people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic background. Disorder Eating behaviour is a way for a person to cope with difficult situations and emotions.  It may present in a number of different...

Why first aid is so important. What if? What could I do? How would I cope? These are the questions that only a First Aid Course can give you the answers to. By attending a first aid course for as little as two hours you could gain...

Where is the voice of young people? When I carried out some generic research (Googling!) on the relationship between ageism and mental health, all of the search suggestions and indeed the entire first page of results exclusively coupled the search phrase with the words “elderly” or...

Ageism is stereotyping and/or discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age which may be casual or systemic. The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors and patterned on sexism and racism. As it states, is...

You would think that as humans we would have a basis of empathy and understanding when it comes to our support of other humans in need and in the majority of cases, this is indeed true. However, our shared experiences of being human often isn’t...

Choking is the most common module I get asked about in regard to paediatric first aid training. Most parents ask about it because they feel that is the one thing, they are most likely to come up against and they would be right. Babies are...

People have their things, don’t they? Some people don’t like vomit, it makes them feel sick. Some people don’t like poo and gag whenever they have to change a bottom, for some its blood, makes them feel queasy and lightheaded. For me, it’s the prospect...

Grazed knees and palms come hand in hand with park-time. If the wound is minor and there is clearly no foreign body embedded in the skin, then simply clean with water (use soap too if you are dealing with a dog bite to combat the germs)...

500 children under 5 are taken to hospital with burns and scalds each week here in the UK*. This is a statistic of which I and many other people I know belong to. It’s so easily done; the coffee on the sideboard, the tea on...

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