If you are waiting to book onto your revalidation course, you must make an effort to keep your first aid skills up to date. Re-read your course manual or visit one of the following websites for a wee refresher:
Wednesday 14th October 4.00-5.00pm via Google Meet.
We’ll highlight key adaptations to first aid practices during the coronavirus outbreak which can minimise the risk of spread of infection and protect public health. Places are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.
World Mental Health Day is organised every year by the World Federation for Mental Health. The them this year is ‘Mental Health for All’ and they are encouraging everyone to support their campaign for investment in mental health services across the world to make them more accessible and inclusive.
Mental health is a human right, not a luxury and more people than ever are experiencing mental health problems. One in four of us will experience a difficulty in any given year, ranging from common problems such as Depression and Anxiety, to complex conditions like Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.
This year has been particularly challenging; all our lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and millions of people have felt the impact of this on their mental health. A recent survey by the Red Cross highlighted that 49% of people in the UK have felt more depressed or anxious since lockdown with 38% people saying this has affected their sleep in one way or another. 15-24% of people are finding public health restrictions extremely difficult to cope with.
Join in the conversation online using #WorldMentalHealthDay.
A year long development programme for up to 6 young people. Meeting on a weekly basis, using biking and the outdoors as a vehicle to develop transferable life skills including responsibility, cooperation, resilience etc. Enable participants to learn a new skill of cycling/ mountain biking and to develop the skills to become proficient enough to complete a 5 day self-supported expedition through the highlands of Scotland. This will not only include having to look after themselves, but maintain the bikes as well. A strong focus on Health & Wellbeing throughout the programme and opportunities for awards and certification.
The first month of this programme has now passed. It has been an absolute blast so far and you can see the distance travelled over the past month on the map below. Our most recent ride out covered over 40km.
The most rewarding aspect so far of the programme has been the fantastic attendance from all. For many of these young people regular attendance at anything can be difficult so it is great to see the effort that these young people continue to show.
The certification that the young people will be following will be the Youth Achievement Awards. We are looking forward to continue to work with all these young people and look forward to them achieving certification and look forward to a life enhancing expedition to the North of Scotland.