• The Difference Between Moodiness And Poor Mental Health In Children And Adolescents

    | 12 Jun 2018

    Teenage angst is a given for almost all adolescents and understandably so with the influx of hormones, social pressures and overall life changes throughout this time. But, sometimes we get caught up in labelling warning signs of poor mental health as normal teenage behaviour when they’re in fact signs of something much more serious. This […]

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  • Food Allergies? Learn How To Manage Yours

    | 14 May 2018

    Food allergies are a growing concern in today’s society, with more and more people being born with the problem or developing a food allergy over time.  Currently, one in 10 infants and two in 100 adults suffer from food allergies in Australia. The severity of an allergic reaction varies from case to case but there […]

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  • First Aid Tip – How to Stop a Nose Bleed

    | 01 May 2018

    A nose bleed is something most of us encounter at least a few times a year. Often unexpected and inconvenient, understandably we want them to end as soon as possible.  Whether it’s a child, another adult or ourselves, the distress of having blood gushing out of your nose is unpleasant and knowing how to stop […]

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  • Should You Get the Flu Vaccination This Year?

    | 26 Apr 2018

    A tickle, a sneeze, an ache, a sniffle or a cough – this time of year it often leads to the same thing; the Flu. With a particularly severe 2017 Flu season behind us, many people are considering getting the flu vaccination, and with good reason. With 745 deaths in 2017 directly from the Flu, […]

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  • World Health Day: How Is St John Contributing?

    | 05 Apr 2018

    This World Health Day the World Health Organisation is again asking countries around the globe to commit to the longevity of their residents and to do what they can to ensure everyone has access to the health services they need. World Health Day is a reminder for all people to consider what they are doing […]

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  • Seizure First Aid – What You Need To Know

    | 27 Mar 2018

    March has been labelled Epilepsy Awareness Month  thanks to Epilepsy Australia’s initiative to reduce stigma and discrimination of epilepsy around the nation. According to Epilepsy Action Australia approximately 3% – 3.5% of Australians will experience epilepsy throughout their lives which means a minimum of 723,900 Australians are directly affected by the condition. However, it’s important […]

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  • Splinter First Aid, Sounds Simple Right? Know Our Best Splinter Removal Tips

    | 19 Mar 2018

    Have you ever been sweeping the kitchen, raking the leaves or chopping the wood and with a sudden movement you feel the uncomfortable jab of an unwanted splinter? Splinter wounds can be incredibly tender and susceptible to infection so knowing how to provide the right splinter removal First Aid will ensure the incident does not […]

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  • Know Your First Aid For Australia’s Most Common Sports Injuries

    | 05 Mar 2018

    It’s almost kick-off time! Sporting teams across the state are just weeks away from kicking off their sporting season, which means players are hitting the ground harder, faster and with more intensity than ever in a bid to position themselves as a leading contender within the first few rounds of the 2018 season. It’s important […]

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  • CPR Steps

    CPR Steps – It’s As Easy As 1 – 2 – 3

    | 27 Feb 2018

    If you were ever confronted by an unresponsive, unconscious person would you know what to do? Most people know to then check for signs of life (checking for a response and if the casualty is breathing). But, what if the casualty doesn’t seem to be breathing or is intermittently gasping for air? These are critical […]

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  • Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day And Every Other Day With Our Heart Attack First Aid Tips

    | 13 Feb 2018

    This Valentine’s Day we’re asking you to love yourself, more specifically; to love your heart. Because frankly, having optimal health is a far greater gift than any box of chocolates. Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day with an investment in you and your loved ones by following our guide on how to prevent a heart attack […]

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