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R Is For Response

So you have checked for Danger (to yourself and any third parties) and it is safe to approach someone who has had an accident or become unwell – What’s next? Check for a Response from the person. Firmly rub their collar bones on both sides…

Coughs And Sneezes Spread Diseases

This was the health promotion slogan from 1948 to encourage people to use handkerchiefs to sneeze into and then disinfect them afterwards. These days we tend to use disposable tissues and disinfect our hands afterwards but the principles are still the same. If you would…

Yesterday’s Expat Expo In Geneva

Thank you to all of you who came to say hello at the Expat Expo in Geneva yesterday. It was good to meet you face to face! We have a lucky winner of our raffle, who received a 100CHF voucher towards one of our courses….

Am I Legally Obliged To Help In France?

Whilst I was training a group on Monday, I was asked what the legal ‘First Aid’ responsibilities are for members of the public in France. This is what I found out from the French Penal Code (Article 223-5, previously Article 63): In France, the legal…

Expat Expo This Sunday

HealthFirst will be at the 6th Expat Expo this Sunday 2nd October from 11am to 5pm. Come along to Palexpo, Hall 7 at Route des Batailleux 7, Grand Saconnex (just next to the airport) – entry is free. Do come and say hello to us…

D Is For Danger

Throughout our lives, we will inevitably come across people, children or adults, who have become suddenly ill or had a accident – and it is perfectly human to want to help in anyway we can. Always remember your own safety first however. D is for…

Dyslexia – What Is It? What Help Is Available In Suisse Romande?

There are a variety of definitions of dyslexia. The World Federation of Neurology defines dyslexia as “a disorder manifested by difficulty in learning to read despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence and sociocultural opportunity”. Take a listen to Rachel Melville-Thomas, Child Psychotherapist, talking to Jayne Crawshaw…