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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…

‘T’ Is For Tetanus

Misty mornings and golden afternoons – its time to clear out your garden or terrace ready for winter. Pull on your welly boots, pick up the rake – and check if you (and your child) are protected against tetanus. This is a nasty bacteria infection…

Head Lice Season

The children are back to school, swapping holiday stories, picking up new reading books – and also sharing germs. Its a normal part of childhood and helps to strengthen their immune system. However, there are some simple measures we can implement to help reduce the…