Mental Health Awareness Week 18th – 24th May 2020

Ways of getting involved in Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Today marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week, and as you know the Ajuda team are very passionate about raising awareness of mental health and supporting people to become more knowledgeable in supporting others.

A large portion of our work at the Cardiff office is focussed around not only providing award-winning Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid courses, but also organising successful and popular live events in Cardiff which would ordinarily welcome thousands of people.

Due to obvious circumstances, we have been unable to provide our training and physical events this year, but there are plenty of other ways of getting involved in Mental Health Awareness Week.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Show Online

In just a few hours the first day of our new virtual event, Mental Health and Wellbeing Online, is about to begin – with so much on offer across the week from Monday 18th to Thursday 21st.

From 10am – 12pm on Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th May we will be running FREE online conference sessions featuring a range of speakers, with a partner charity selected every day.

On Thursday 21st, we will be running a six-hour conference from 9am – 3pm with a fantastic line-up of mental health experts for just £12 per ticket! (A percentage of all ticket sales will be donated to our three featured charities from earlier in the week)

Read more and order tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-wellbeing-show-online-tickets-103313425236

Online Mental Health Courses

Ajuda also offer a range of online training courses which are designed to develop knowledge on different topics whilst also teaching learners how they can support people suffering with a mental illness or other issues.

Online Training Courses include:

• Mental Health Awareness

• Mental Capacity Act

• Drug and Alcohol Awareness

• Autism Awareness

• Dementia Awareness

Read more about our online courses here: https://www.ajuda.org.uk/online-courses/health-social-care-online-courses/

Spread Some Kindness

With the overall theme being “Kindness”, here are some great ways of spreading kindness in your community where possible (and being mindful of social distancing).

  Join a local support group

  Volunteer to support lonely people

  Sing up for the GoodSam App for opportunities in your local area

 https://www.goodsamapp.org/home

Offer to keep elderly people company over the phone

Offer to deliver food for vulnerable people.

Whatever you decide to do over this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, remember the importance of raising awareness of mental health and ending the stigma for a more positive future.

To learn more about our work, please follow our social media pages Facebook Twitter

International Nurses Day 2020

May 12th is International Day of the Nurse and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, Ajuda joins hundreds of organisations worldwide to highlight the importance of nurses in the healthcare continuum and say a massive thank you for all the work they do on a day to day basis.

 

 

Historically, as well as today, nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics –  providing high quality and respectful treatment and care. They are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that people see and the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital.

 

We hope that as many people as possible from around the world will take part in this global moment of reflection by sharing their stories, photos and tributes on social media using the hashtag #RememberHealthHeroes. Tonight at 20.30 people all around the world will world will light a candle or even use the light on their mobile phones, to show respect for the health workers lost to this pandemic.

Celebrate VE Day at Home with your Family in Lockdown

VE Day is Friday 8th May – Let's celebrate at home with family while self-isolating?

This year, VE Day will coincide with the early May Day bank holiday, making it the perfect time to get together with your household for a celebration. The UK may be in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a weekend of celebrations to mark this special moment in history.

Why do we celebrate VE Day?

VE Day marked the end of World War 2 – and in turn, the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign. As such, it was a cause for celebration all over the world. At 3pm that day, Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the nation that the war was over. In London, a crowd of 50,000 celebrated the momentous event in Piccadilly Circus, cheering and waving flags in the street. This year is particularly poignant, given that it’s the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Join The Nation in a two minute silence

At 11am, a national two-minute silence will be held to remember the sacrifice of those who fought in the war.

Toast to the Heroes

At 3pm, Britons are being invited to take to their doorsteps to raise a glass, cheer and clap during The National Toast to the Heroes of World War Two.

Join in a National sing-along

Music helped to keep morale high in wartime and we could all use a little boost ourselves in these times of uncertainty.

Dame Vera Lynn will lead us in a nationwide sing-along to wartime classic We'll Meet Again on Friday night.

The 103-year-old singer will perform from a window at her Sussex home just after 9pm, following the Queen's special address to the nation.

Let's all join her and lift the spirits of the nation

VE Day 75: The People's Celebration airs on BBC One from 8pm.

Vera Lynn Now & Then

The world must know what happened, and never forget.’ – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Kris Martyn Sings For Your Supper

The Ajuda Team are Raising Money for Charity During Covid-19!

In the past month, the entire world has turned upside down, and the effects of Coronavirus have hit every single part of our society in a huge way. Every day on the news we hear more about different businesses and organisations that are struggling to cope under the strain of coronavirus – but one sector which has been hit particularly hard during these times is the charity sector.

With public gatherings banned, and many people worried about their personal finances – charities have seen a monumental drop in donations and are struggling to keep afloat during this difficult time.

The Ajuda Team are constantly dedicated to supporting charities throughout our work and events, and this time is no different! We are organising a range of activities over the next few months to support both local and national charities, here’s what we have been up to recently!

Kris Sings in the Street to Support Cardiff Foodbanks

Our newest member of the Ajuda Team, Kris Martyn, is using his musical talents to raise money for foodbanks across the Cardiff area while keeping his neighbours and Facebook fans entertained too!

Kris is an admin angel by day, professional singer by night, and puts on an amazing performance in clubs and bars across South Wales (when they are open!)

Foodbanks across Cardiff have seen a huge rise in demand due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, and they are in desperate need for more donations.

He recently raised £220 during his last performance and is planning on raising even more THIS WEEKEND by doing a live performance from his home. All of the money raised is put towards a large shopping trip and donated to the central distribution centre for all of the Cardiff foodbanks.

You can watch the live link from 2pm on Sunday 26th April on Facebook here.

You can donate to the foodbanks via this link here

Mental Health Awareness Virtual Conference to be held in aid of local charities!

The Ajuda events team are also organising a virtual mental health conference which will take place over the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week (18th – 21st May 2020) and will be donating ticket proceeds to three local charities doing some fantastic work.

From 10am – 12pm on Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th May we will be running FREE online conference sessions featuring a range of speakers, with a partner charity selected every day. Our chosen charities are Bullies Out, 2 Wish Upon a Star and Caerau Men’s Shed.

On Thursday 21st, we will be running a six-hour conference from 9am – 3pm with a fantastic line-up of mental health experts for just £10 per ticket! (A percentage of all ticket sales will be donated to our three featured charities from earlier in the week)

Learn more about the whole week of online events here.

If you are a local charity that is looking for support, please do get in touch with us and we will always see what we can do to support you. We do have limited opportunities but always try to support a variety of charities over the course of the year, so please let us know about your great work!

To keep up to date with our latest charity work, please follow our social media pages and keep up to date with our blog!

Self Educate 35% Off Discount on all Ajuda Online Training Courses

With the ongoing situation in the UK, the team at Ajuda would like to extend our very best wishes to all those affected and hope we can support you in the coming unpredictable months.

At Ajuda, we believe learning never stops, and there are many ways of continuing learning and development from the comfort of your home.

To ensure that you keep your brain active and continue learning, Ajuda are currently offering a discount on all online training courses until the end of April, use code SELFEDUCATE35 at checkout. This means some of our courses are now less than £20!

Taking an online training course has many benefits, including: 

–  Gaining new skills and knowledge

–  Improving and developing current skills

–  Keeping your mind active and engaged in learning

–  Boosting job prospects

–  Exploring new topics in a non-committal manner

Our fully-approved, interactive-video eLearning courses are perfect for gaining qualificationS.

We can deliver all the eLearning you need.

Our engaging courses can be taken at any time, in any place and on any device. All courses are approved and priced to offer the best possible value to your business.

We have a wide range of qualifications including;

  • First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • Manual Handling
  • Health & Safety
  • Health & Social Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Business Skills
  • Safeguarding
  • Education

Take a look at our extensive range of all the online qualifications that we can provide

Anti Bribery and Corruption

Course information

This course examines bribery and the legislation, measures and procedures that can uncover, control and reduce the impact of this criminal activity. This information is broken down into the following sections; Why corruption and bribery occur, The UK Bribery Act, Anti-bribery policies, anti-bribery management systems and how to deal with bribery in the workplace.

Number of modules: 5

Course Duration: 50 Minutes 
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Course Price: £35

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3 Reasons why it’s important to renew your training qualifications

Qualification renewal is crucial, whether it is for first aid, fire safety, or food hygiene, not only to keep your qualifications up to date but your knowledge too. You know how to get a certificate, but did you know it’s important to keep it current?

 

Why is it important to renew?

 

 

1. The guidelines and procedures can change

Each year, new medical advancements are made, guidelines are revisited and procedures can be updated or amended. To stay on top of all changes, regular training renewal is vital. You don’t want to perform a previous version of a procedure if there is a newer, more effective version available, especially when it comes to life-saving procedures

 

2. To continually refresh skills and knowledge

Even if only a few details have changed since you last did a training course, if you’re not performing first aid and CPR on a regular basis you’re likely to start to forget little things.

Keep your skills and knowledge refreshed and stay in practice by renewing within the recommended three-year time frame for first aid or every 12 months for the CPR component.

 

3. Stay confident

It’s one thing to know the techniques, but it’s another to have the confidence to apply them when the time comes. Regular training ensures that you will always have the confidence (along with those life-saving skills) to act quickly and effectively when faced with a potentially stressful medical situation.

 

 

 

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Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Course information

This course is aimed at managers and staff in all industries who play a role in reducing drug, alcohol and substance misuse in the UK.

The course starts with official statistics to illustrate the scale of drug and alcohol abuse in the UK. You’ll learn in detail about commonly used drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy and some new designer drugs.

Turning to alcohol abuse, the course will show you how to introduce a 4-stage plan to deal with any problems – including how to write an effective Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Beyond this the course will explore best business practice in terms of HR, legislation, spotting signs of drug misuse and the implementation of workplace solutions.

The course also explains how the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) can help with effective alcohol and drugs policies and the development of related management skills. Finally, it looks at current drug treatments and the options for outside support available to individuals and organisations.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at managers and staff in all industries who have a critical role to play in reducing drug, alcohol and substance misuse in the UK. Advantages Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

Other courses that would be useful for candidates taking this one include Conflict Management, and Leadership skills.

Number of modules: 8

Course Duration: 80 Minutes 
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Course Price: £35

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Workplace Health and Safety

Course information

This course covers general health and safety issues that apply to a wide range of types of businesses and sectors, from office and retail environments to workshops and factories.

The wide range of topics covered makes this a great course to act as an introduction to health and safety in the workplace that can then be built on with more detailed courses that cover specific hazards that employees might come into contact with in specific workplaces.

This makes it a useful part of the induction process. By the end of this course the candidate will have an understanding of health and safety legislation and definitions of common terms associated with health and safety. This is followed up with some statistics outlining the most common causes of accidents in the workplace. They will also understand good practice in relation to electricity, display screen equipment and the use of safe manual handling techniques.

The course also introduces best practice associated with the control of substances hazardous to health regulations, the importance of using appropriate PPE as instructed and the most common procedures to follow in the event of a fire.

The course contains specific case studies that outline the seriousness of health and safety in the workplace and potential consequences if there is a health and safety breach. Along with all this it introduces the concept of risk assessment and concludes with the actions that should be taken in the event of an emergency situation occurring.

Target Audience

The course has a very wide audience as it applies to a wide range of sectors and can be included as part of the induction process in most businesses, especially when combined with other more specific health and safety courses that apply to the candidates role.

Advantages

As this course covers a wide range of health and safety situations the course provides a strong basis to further build on with more training. IIRSM approval means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

Other health and Safety courses that cover specific aspects of the candidates role for example if they work a lot with computers then the DSE Awareness course would be useful to them. If they are going to be handling chemicals then the more detailed COSHH course would cover this more thoroughly, and if they are going to be working alone at any point then the Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers course would be a great next step.

Number of modules: 6

Course Duration: 45 Minutes 
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Course Price: £35

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Working Within the Private Security Industry

Course information

In the UK, the private security industry provides manned, physical and technical systems to help protect people, premises and property. It can also help prevent and detect crimes and any activities that could be considered unauthorised as well as offering expertise in monitoring and responding to safety risks.

This course is an introduction to the private security industry, and the main services it covers. It discusses the body which regulates the industry, highlights the standards of behaviour expected from security operatives, and the law as it relates to the industry. It includes an in-depth look at health and safety issues, the concept of duty of care and examines a range of emergency situations which security operatives might be involved with.

The course also covers communication skills, including tips for effective radio communication and instructions on how to use the phonetic alphabet.

Target Audience

People wanting to start a career in the Private Security Industry, or those in the early stages of their career that want to broaden their knowledge of the industry.

Advantages

This course covers a wide range of roles in the Private Security Industry, their various responsibilities and how these are affected by the law. It also includes a wide overview of the health and safety concerns that should be considered by those working in the industry.

CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.

Further Progression

Other courses that could compliment this one are: Emergency First Aid, as first aid is a useful skill for security operatives to have. Fire Marshal Training, in emergency situations people will look to security operatives for guidance on what to do, so having a higher level of training in this area may prove useful.

Number of modules: 6

Course Duration: 90 Minutes 
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Course Price: £35

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Supervising Food Safety – Level 3

Course information

This course is designed for managers and supervisors to help them understand their essential dayto-day responsibilities. When a candidate passes this course, they will receive a certificate which demonstrates that they can supervise and train staff to handle food safely and hygienically.

This is a comprehensive course which starts with basic definitions of key words, then follows a logical path through other topics including the types of food hazards, personal hygiene, pest control, legislation, enforcement, and the design and cleaning of food premises and equipment.

It also discusses how to implement a successful food safety management system. There’s a wide range of topics because maintaining food safety and food hygiene is vital if you’re to reduce the risk of food poisoning. The correct Food Safety Management System, professionally run, protects your customers, your staff, and the reputation of your company.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at supervisors and first line managers working in the food industry as well as small business owners responsible for running their premises and ensuring their staff are working safely and to the expected standards. It is also a natural progression from the level 2 courses in food safety and HACCP management for those who are taking on more responsibilities.

Advantages

Food business owners, supervisors and managers have legal duties in UK and EU law to ensure that they and their staff work and prepare food safely and in compliance with good practice. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

We offer a wide range of health and safety courses that would be appropriate for people working in the food industry.

Number of modules: 16

Course Duration: 260 Minutes 
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Course Price: £125

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Personal Protective Equipment

Course information

In the UK there are approximately 144 fatalities in the workplace and around 621,000 non-fatal injuries every year. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a vital role in managing Health & Safety risks. However, historical data shows many workers suffering injury were not wearing this clothing.

This course will show how wearing PPE plays a crucial role in preventing and reducing fatalities, injuries and diseases that would otherwise occur in the workplace. It includes details of a wide range of PPE options, examines the legislation and regulations that govern the responsibilities of employers, employees and suppliers, and provides a real-life case study showing the law in action.

The course will also cover risk assessment and the role it plays in the selection and use of PPE along with discussing other hazard control measures that can be implemented. Finally, the course will move on to how to use, fit and wear PPE and understand its physical and theoretical limitations.

Target Audience

This course is primarily aimed at people that work in industries such as construction where they are likely to need to use a wide range of PPE on a daily basis. However, there are many other areas of work where PPE is required such as factories, warehouses, window cleaners, healthcare workers, beauticians and many others. One of the key things this course is intended to do is to teach people why they should use the PPE that is supplied to them and it is some of these other work areas where this message will be most effective.

Advantages

Candidates understanding how and why they should use PPE will mean they are more likely to use it consistently and correctly throughout their work. This has the advantage of reducing their risk of injury.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

Many of our other Health and Safety courses compliment this one include Working at Height, Working Safely and Asbestos Awareness.

Number of modules: 6

Course Duration: 60 Minutes 
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Course Price: £35

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