First Aid for Employers and Workplaces
Selecting a First Aid Training Provider (HSE document) – Advice on selecting First Aid training providers. Also lists the FAW and EFAW syllabus.
First Aid at Work – The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (HSE) – guidance for workplaces on general First Aid requirements for employers and workplaces.
First Aid Needs Assessment Advice (HSE) – Advice on the needs assessment which employers are required to carry out.
First Aid Guidance for Schools
[N.B. The section above also applies to schools]
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage – This document specifies various legal requirements around First Aid for those looking after young children from birth to 5. Also specifies the PFA and EPFA syllabus.
First Aid in Schools – Guidance from Gov.uk.
Incident Reporting in Schools (HSE) – How the HSE incident reporting guidance applies to schools. Worth reading, as there are a few differences from the general regulations.
Advice on Anaphylaxis and AAIs (EpiPens) – From the Anaphylaxis campaign.
Asthma Inhalers in Schools – Guidance from Gov.uk.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Schools – Various other Gov.uk publications and guidance (not all relevant to First Aid)
The NHS app library…
..is a great resource for both physical health and mental health. It’s constantly being updated too. Check it out.
Mental Health Resources
Mind – A Mental Health charity in the UK. Their site has lots of good resources, including their A-Z of Mental Health page.
YoungMinds – Organisation with a specific focus on the Mental Health of young people. Good resources section on the site.
Royal College of Psychiatrists – MH Problems and Disorders – A very comprehensive, authoritative resource on a number of conditions.
Royal College of Psychiatrists – Young People’s Mental Health – Similar to the above, but more slanted towards youth MH.
Teens: Mental Health & Physical Health – From an Austrailan site aimed at parents. Not everything on this page is MH related.
MentalHealth.gov – US Government site with a lot of resources.
Mental Health apps in the NHS app library – a section of the library noted above.
Brain Development: teenagers – An Australian site giving a great run down for parents.
Adolescent Brain Development – From a NZ site called Kids Health.
SDQ (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire)
[The SDQ is a questionnaire which has been described as ’emotional and behavioural screening’, and which can help to flag up potential, or actual, MH issues. Some people like it, others not so much.]
Main SDQ site – Download the questionnaire in multiple languages.
CORC Page – This page explains what it is in more detail.
First Aid Partner Organisations