• Should You Have A Mental Health First Aider In Your Workplace? Victorians Vote YES

    | 10 Oct 2018

    Research continues to reveal the alarming prevalence of poor mental health across our nation so the age-old question is how are workplaces contributing to this and what are they doing to counteract it? In recent years there has been a huge push for businesses to invest in workplace culture to boost wellbeing amongst employees. But […]

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  • First Aid for Overdose - Know the Steps

    First Aid for Overdose

    | 30 Aug 2018

    Overdoses, either accidental or deliberate, can happen to anyone at any time. Seeing someone in the grips of an overdose can be a scary and confronting experience, not knowing what they’ve taken, why and how much can cause panic. When someone takes the wrong substance or the wrong combination of substances, knowingly or unknowingly, it […]

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  • First Aid for Tradies

    | 21 Aug 2018

    A whopping one third of all Australia’s workforce are tradies. Sadly, they represent 58% of workplace injuries and 190 serious claims each day, a figure much higher than it should be. Worksites are no doubt a dangerous place to be employed. Trade occupations are also sadly over-represented in the fatality statistics, with industries like construction, […]

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  • How To Provide First Aid To A Major Wound

    | 06 Aug 2018

    Major wounds can happen in a moment, in any kind of environment. Typically when we think of a major wound we envision a catastrophic event such as a serious road collision, an explosion or a violent confrontation. But major wounds such as embedded objects, puncture wounds, amputation or bleeding from the scalp can occur anywhere […]

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  • Febrile Seizure

    What Is A Febrile Seizure?

    | 31 Jul 2018

    As parents, naturally we constantly dote on our newborn and become consumed by their every move. We observe every little change in behaviour, emotion and physical state, so when something out of the ordinary occurs we tend to become panicked and overwhelmed with worry. When an infant suffers a febrile seizure it’s incredibly confronting to […]

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  • The Golden Rule You Need To Know Before Moving A Casualty

    | 24 Jul 2018

    Whether you find a person lying outside their car after a major collision, or your hiking partner falls off the edge of the cliff onto a lower ledge, or you’ve stumbled across someone that’s unconscious but you’re not sure why, if it’s safe for you and the casualty always provide First Aid to them in […]

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  • First Aid For Poisoning | Child-Proof Your Home

    | 18 Jul 2018

    Almost 2,500 Australian children are admitted to hospital each year due to poisoning. Worryingly, it was common household products that were the most prevalent causes of poisoning among kids. As parents or caretakers, most of us take precautions to minimise the risk of a child consuming or coming into contact with poisonous substances. But, as […]

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  • How To Manage A Child With Type 1 Diabetes

    | 11 Jul 2018

    When your child is diagnosed with a health condition it can be a very scary and overwhelming experience. Whether it’s a common illness or a rare disease the stress of the unknown and the ‘what if’ is a common spiral parents find themselves slipping into. Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common illnesses […]

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  • 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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