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Welcome to HealthFirst
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to move our physical and mental health First Aid training online as much as possible. We believe that we can still deliver excellent training for you in this way. More information about our public online courses can be found here. Please contact us for information about corporate or group training.
HealthFirst provides dynamic First Aid Training, Mental Health First Aid training, Health Promotion activities, tailored Health Screening Assessments and interactive Health Education to individual members of the public, schools and playgroups, sports clubs, businesses and international organisations throughout Switzerland.
We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to know what to do in a medical emergency. We know that people with some basic knowledge and skills can save lives and reduce the impact of an injury or illness.
Through our ensa Mental Health First Aid training, we teach how to proactively approach a person in mental distress, aiming to offer support before a crisis develops.
We are also passionate about Health Screening and Health Education and we strive to empower people to manage their own health through greater knowledge and understanding.
Our training and education is led by native English-speaking doctors, nurses and midwives.
Health Screening AssessmentsIndividual consultations in your workplace assessing cardiovascular risk factors and providing personalised health advice.
ensa Mental Health First Aid Courses
During 2019, the Pro Mente Sana Foundation, together with the Beisheim Foundation, launched the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid programme in Switzerland under the name “ensa Mental Health First Aid”.
This programme, originally developed in Australia, is aimed at anyone who wants to learn how they can support family members, friends or colleagues experiencing mental health difficulties. As well as helping others, these courses can also strengthen your own mental health.
HealthFirst is now providing certified ensa Mental Health First Aid courses in English throughout Switzerland.
We have partnered with HealthFirst in Switzerland to provide Occupational Health services. Dr Michelle Wright and her team provided an outstanding and highly professional service delivering health screenings to our employees for our Health Fair in Zug.- Greg Newey, HSE Lead for Europe & Asia Pacific, Shire Pharmaceuticals
Untold thanks: After doing the course when my son was born, 5 years later this summer, I found myself having to prevent my son from choking … seriously, it was a scary business … but thanks to this course, I reacted instinctively and that made the difference.- Hélène, Mum of 2, Vevey
Thank you for the training. It was very clear, pedagogical and practical. I feel I have learned something not only useful but essential for my future. I spent part of the evening showing and explaining to the family the first actions to take in case of emergency.- Natacha, Caterpillar Inc. Geneva
We have partnered with Healthfirst to organize First aid and CPR training for P&G parents on site. The trainings were an outstanding success. Parents were very happy to have the trainings on site, provided by professional trainers.- Rajae Guesmi, Procter & Gamble, Parents@work team member
...An excellent training....Cheryl did a fantastic job in delivering delicate and important information in a friendly but professional manner. I will surely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning first aid. I liked that practical simulations were performed among participants to consolidate the learning. Overall a Saturday morning very well spent!I will surely register for the next CPR course to complete my First Aid knowledge.- Federica, November 2016