24
Apr

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A note from our Director #suicideawareness

Back in 2015, we had a client meeting accompanied by one of our paramedics, mental health nurses, a psychologist and a psychiatrist where the client wished to discuss the impact of suicide and self-harm on their service, staff and users as well as its rapid acceleration in the UK. Further to that very meeting, I […]

22
Mar

0

Responding to ligature Incidents | First Aid After Ligature

Responding to ligature Incidents In England, Wales and Scotland the most common methods of suicide are hangings (which includes strangulation and suffocation). Incidents involving the tying of ligatures can and do occur despite organisations preventative strategies being in place.  Therefore, all should be aware of how to use ligature cutters and when responding to ligature […]

13
Dec

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HOW CAN YOU SPOT THE SIGNS OF SEPSIS?

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition which can be easily treated if caught early.  Symptoms of sepsis will present differently between children and adults. The information below will help you identify the symptoms. HOW CAN YOU SPOT THE SIGNS OF SEPSIS? Sepsis could occur as a result of any infection. There is no one sign […]

12
May

0

Are you having panic attacks?

A panic attack can make you feel like you’re about to collapse or even die, but it’s usually harmless. A panic attack is a rush of intense anxiety and physical symptoms. They can be frightening and will usually happen suddenly, often for no clear reason. Signs and Symptoms of a panic attack You may well […]

14
Sep

0

Story of a two year old boy who made an amazing recovery

We think is this an amazing story and felt we had to share it with you.   The boy with spray-on skin: Two-year-old horrifically scalded by spilt cup of tea makes amazing recovery after pioneering surgery A brave toddler who has suffered horrific burns after knocking over a cup of tea has made a remarkable […]

05
Sep

0

World Suicide Prevention Day | 10th September 2016

The World Health Organisation estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many again make suicide attempts. This means that there are  many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to […]

18
Aug

0

New alzheimer’s drug gives us all a ‘glimmer of hope’

‘The breakthroughs being made through continued research is now giving us a real sense of the possibility that we could one day stop dementia in its tracks’ For the first time new drug appears to have slowed the deterioration of the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease, offering what one expert said were “glimmers of hope” for patients. The […]

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