Ajuda is a proud sponsor of The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show May 17th 2024

A professional  all-day show on the 17th May 2024.  This year you will find us at Cardiff City Football Stadium aiming to promote positive mental health through open conversation, promoting awareness and sharing real-life experiences.

The show will include a selection of seminars focused on topics such as coping with mental illness, ways to promote positive mental health, and how to support people around you who are suffering with ill mental health. Alongside this is an exhibition with over 60 charities, organisations and companies promoting their helpful resources, services and initiatives designed to support positive mental health and wellbeing.

Adult Services, Schools, GPs, NHS Staff, CAMHS, Housing Associations, Charities, Youth Clubs, Staff in Residential Housing for Children and Mental Health, Foster Carers, Rehabilitation Centres, Colleges, Police Services, Sports Clubs, Spiritual and Holistic Therapists and many more!

Experiencing and living with mental health conditions including; Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, OCD, Post Natal Depression, Psychosis, Suicidal Thoughts. Mental Health recovery and journey, Mental Health in the workplace, school, college, university. Overcoming Eating Disorders, Addiction, Self Harm. The advantages of mindfulness, holistic therapies, meditation, sports and activities, arts and creative therapies. Living with Autism. The connection of diet & nutrition and mental health, The LGBTIQ+ community, The Role of the Mental Health First Aider in the Workplace, The Role of the Mental Health Lead in Schools. Psychological treatments. Experiencing loss, Peer support, Student life, Homelessness, Disability, Reducing stress and many more

This event is proudly sponsored and supported by Ajuda


Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing Course Overview:

This online Social Media Marketing E-Learning course examines the main social media platforms, and their use as marketing tools.

In particular, we’ll look at Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
This online Social Media Marketing E-learning course will cover the main business benefits, along with how social media can provide increased market insight and help establish your company as an ‘influencer’.

The Social Media Marketing online course will discuss the sectors that use social media marketing the most – entertainment, property, recruitment, lifestyle and travel, health and fitness, and fashion and beauty.

The online Social Media Marketing course will offer advice on how to get started in social media marketing, and how to choose the right platforms. You’ll see how to run campaigns with great content and compelling visuals, and measure the effectiveness of your campaigns.

The E-learning Social Media Marketing course will show you how to create a Social Media Policy, and use social media for internal communications.

You’ll learn how to build social media into your recruitment campaigns, and train employees to use social media to promote your company.

Online security is crucial and we’ll cover the basic aspects everyone needs to know.

Finally, during the E-Learning Social Media Marketing Course you’ll learn how to handle negative feedback and trolls on social media, and the T-E-A approach to handling complaints successfully.

Social Media Marketing Target Audience

This online Social Media Marketing E-learning course is aimed at those in Marketing and Social Media departments.

Social Media Marketing E-Learning Advantages

This is an online course, so it can be taken at your own pace, at a time that’s convenient for you.

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.

Number of modules: 6

Course Duration: 50 Minutes 
(Note: This is based on the video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Course Price: £35

Fire Doors

Course Description

This short course provides you with an introduction to fire doors in the workplace.

The course will start by establishing exactly what a fire door is, looking at the different types of fire door available and how they are constructed.

It then explores exactly why fire doors are important and provides real-life examples of their failure – showing the potential catastrophic implications of improper use.

Following on from this, the course details how fire doors – and their surrounding areas – must be controlled, in order to ensure they deliver maximum safety to people and property.

Finally, the course explores the importance of fire door maintenance, and the practical steps that can be taken to ensure the fire doors in your place of work are up to standard.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Understand exactly what is a fire door

Why are they important and what is the risk

How to control the doors and

The importance of Fire Door maintenance

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at anyone in the workplace and especially people who are responsible for fire safety in a building.


Understanding the different types of fire doors and importance of fire door maintenance.

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 around their work and personal life.

Number of modules: 5

Course Duration: 60 Minutes 
(Note: This is based on the video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Course Price: £35

Environmental Awareness

Course Description

This online course aims to increase your awareness of major environmental issues and provide an introduction to environmental management systems

It will start by defining important terms and identifying the key environmental issues the world is facing.

 You’ll learn about environmental impacts, and the course will look at the issue of global climate change, including greenhouse gases, carbon, acid rain and loss of biodiversity.

 There’s also information on the main environmental laws, and we’ll cover Environmental Management systems and their business benefits.

 Other topics include product life-cycles, corporate and personal social responsibility, renewable and non-renewable energy and the three pillars of sustainability.

 The course will also discuss how waste can be managed and reduced by consumer decisions and Waste to Energy schemes.

You’ll be taken through the waste management hierarchy, which describes prioritised actions commercial waste producers can take to manage waste.

Finally, we’ll cover water resource management and oil storage. You’ll learn how to plan for emergency hazardous substance spillages and the correct way to complete a spillage report.

Target Audience

This course is an awareness course that could be appropriate for anyone in the workplace who wants to know more about how to help reduce their businesses environmental impact.


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 around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

For people in supervisor or management positions taking this course then any of our other business skills courses would complement this one.

Number of modules: 6

Course Duration: 60 Minutes 
(Note: This is based on the video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Course Price: £35

Restart a Heart Day: Empowering Communities and Saving Lives!

In the UK, a sobering statistic reminds us that approximately 460 individuals lose their lives to circulatory diseases every day, translating to one tragic death every three minutes. The importance of this information cannot be emphasised enough. However, the simple knowledge of First Aid and CPR presents a remarkable opportunity – it can increase a heart attack victim’s chance of survival by a staggering 80% when administered promptly. These are not just skills; they are lifesaving tools that can make the difference between life and death for anyone in need, be it a loved one or a stranger on the street.

But how do you go about performing CPR when it becomes a critical necessity? In such a situation, calling 999 and initiating CPR immediately is paramount. On our First Aid Training courses we teach CPR in-depth and how to use a defibrillator. But for now, we have included the steps to act immediately when faced with an emergency.

  1. Gently shake the shoulders
  2. Gently tip the head back and lift the chin to open the airway.
  3. Look, listen and feel for normal breathing.
  4. Arms straight and shoulders above your hands, depress the chest 5-6cm.
  5. Pinch the nose and seal your mouth around the casualty’s mouth.
  6. Blow just enough air to make the chest rise.


The Restart a Heart Project:

The Ajuda Foundation has created ‘The Restart a Heart Project’ which launched last year in the Fairwater Community of Cardiff. This initiative aimed to provide CPR and Defibrillator (AED) workshops and training that will benefit not only Fairwater’s residents but also those in the surrounding areas. We have taught over 1000 children with our free CPR sessions which have been funded by generous donations that we’ve received from individuals and local businesses.

The Restart a Heart Project is the brainchild of The Ajuda Foundation and its dedicated volunteers. Funding for this project primarily comes from The David Hill Memorial Fund.

The David Hill Memorial Fund was established by David’s family as a heartfelt response to the tragic loss of Dave, fondly known as ‘Hilly, who unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest on July 18th, 2022. Hilly, a native of Grangetown, Cardiff, later made Fairwater his home alongside his wife, Deb’s.

A devoted farther to sons Rhys and Nathan, as well as stepchildren Stacy, Amy, Cameron, Jack, and Connor. Dave also cherished his role as a loving grandparent to five grandchildren – Jacob, Madison, Kaitlyn, Scarlett, and Reuben. Dave’s professional journey as a lifeguard equipped him with CPR and Defibrillator training, making him well-prepared to save lives.

Hilly was a beloved figure among all who crossed his path, a respected member of the local community, and someone who always went the extra mile to assist others. Now, we endeavour to perpetuate his legacy through the Restart a Heart Project, which will impact CPR and AED skills to both children and adults.


Utilisation of Funds:

The objective of this project was to create legion of “Hilly’s Heroes” and educate them in vital CPR techniques and the safe utilisation of AEDs. The legacy project started with aspirations to enhance the safety of Fairwater’s residents, and now with additional funding, we are fully committed to extending its reach to raise awareness about early CPR and AED use throughout Cardiff and its neighbouring regions.

As we observe Restart a Heart Day, we are reminded of the incredible potential that knowledge holds and its capacity to transform our communities. The David Hill Memorial Fund and the Restart a Heart Project states how even in tragedy, hope can be kindled, and loss can become an opportunity to save lives.

By arming ourselves with the knowledge of CPR and defibrillator usage, we can all become heroes, much like Hilly. We possess the power to enhance the safety of our neighbourhoods, strengthen our communities, and make our world a better place. Let us honour his memory committing to equip ourselves with these life-saving skills. Together, we can bring about positive change, one heartbeat at a time.


Choose your preferred date and book yourself onto a CPR / First Aid course here!

For more information on our First Aid courses contact us on:

 02920 576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk







Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Course information

This Managing Occupational Health E-Learning course explains the key elements, procedures and activities involved in successful Occupational Health and Safety Management in the workplace.
The online Managing Occupational Health course show how professional Occupational Health and Safety Management benefits individuals and organisations.

The online Managing Occupational Health course will investigate workplace health models, including the basic criteria of the World Health Organisation model.

You’ll discover the importance of a Health Needs Assessment and how it leads to the development of a Heath Management Strategy.

On a more practical level, the Managing Occupational Health E-Learning course will look at hazards, risks, controls and ‘Safe Systems of Work’ and the role played by health risk assessments.

Turning to workplace well-being, we’ll explain how to promote healthy lifestyles and positive mental health.

You’ll learn from the Managing Occupational Health online course, how to manage absences from work, both authorised and unauthorised, how to create an official Attendance Policy, manage the return-to-work process and deal effectively with absenteeism.

Finally, the online Managing Occupational Health E-Learning course discusses the steps needed to develop and build a strong health and well-being culture, including leadership, communication, work-life balance and embracing change.

Number of modules: 9

Course Duration: 90 Minutes 
(Note: This is based on the video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Course Price: £35

Problem Solving in a Workplace

Course information

The Problem Solving in a Workplace online course focuses on the three main areas in which problems can occur – people, tasks and resources.

This E-learning course will highlight that Problems with people can include personality clashes, dangerous, offensive or illegal behaviour, poor communication and differences of opinion.

The Problem Solving in a Workplace E-learning course will teach about the Equality Act 2010 and how it applies to discrimination.

There’ll be coverage of time-wasting during this online Problem Solving in a Workplace course, focussing on issues such as time wasting due to individual actions and poorly organised work systems – and how to ensure time at work is spent productively.

Problems with resources, such as a lack of raw materials or equipment will be discussed during the online Problem Solving in a Workplace Course.

This E-learning Problem Solving in a workplace will help you discover the ways problems can be solved by managers, employees and outside organisations.

Finally, this Problem Solving in a Workplace online course will investigate the use of arbitration, negotiation, compromise, conciliation and mediation to resolve conflicts – and the many benefits these resolutions can bring to the workplace.

Number of modules: 3

Course Duration: 30 Minutes 
(Note: This is based on the video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Course Price: £35

Developing a Workplace Mental Health Policy

Course information

When people have good mental health, they are more likely to fulfil their potential. That means they enjoy work and cope easily with work situations. They have a happy family life and good social relationships. Organisations are required by law to promote and protect the mental well-being of their workforce.

A comprehensive Mental Health Policy, along with easy-to-understand operating procedures, will incorporate mental health issues into established organisational thinking. It will make sure everyone knows how the organisation views and deals with workplace mental health.

This online Developing a Workplace Mental Health Policy E-Learning course covers the steps that organisations should consider when developing and implementing a comprehensive workplace Mental Health Policy

Number of modules: 2

Course Duration: 25 Minutes 
(Note: This is based on the video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Course Price: £35

Supervising Mental Health at Work

Course information

Our full suite of interactive video based online courses can be white labelled and distributed by you.

This online Supervising Mental Health at Work E-Learning course will look at supervising stress and mental health at work and show you how to create a good mental health culture in your workplace.

The course starts by examining the negative effects of poor mental health on individuals and also considers the many benefits of mental health interventions by employers.

With this online Supervising Mental Health at Work course, you’ll learn the six main areas that can lead to work-related stress and discover how to recognise when individuals and teams are under stress.

Companies are legally bound to assess health risks from stress at work, and we’ll show how to assess those risks, along with how to recruit, and train Mental Health First Aiders.

This online Supervising Mental Health at Work E-Learning course will teach you how to create a good mental health culture within your workplace and how to conduct a Mental Health Audit and produce a Mental Health Policy and Action Plan.

Finally, the course will teach you a number of proven ways to promote a good mental health culture within your workplace.

Number of modules: 2

Course Duration: 25 Minutes 
(Note: This is based on the video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Course Price: £35

Cardiff-based training company boosted by major new business wins

A Cardiff-based training company is going from strength to strength after securing contracts to provide services to some major organisations.

Ajuda Training Academy, which operates out of its education centre in Cardiff Bay, is a multi-award-winning company which delivers fully accredited vocational courses and qualifications to private companies and public sector organisations across the UK.

Ajuda’s suite of training courses includes, amongst others, first aid and mental health training, manual handling, health and safety, food hygiene, fire safety, and safeguarding.

The company’s latest client wins have seen it become the official first aid training provider for the Welsh Government, while also winning competitive tenders to provide first aid training to both Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Cardiff Council.

In its 14 years of operation, Ajuda has delivered training to more than 90,000 people across England and Wales, providing them with fully accredited qualifications in a variety of vocational courses.

Dawn Evans 

Dawn Evans, who is Ajuda’s managing director, said the new contracts have shown the company is among the country’s leading providers of training services.

“Over the years that Ajuda has been operating, we have become synonymous with quality, excellence, value, and attention to detail, attributes which have been recognised by the Welsh Government, NRW, and Cardiff Council,” Mrs Evans said.

“I am incredibly proud to have secured these contracts, and delighted that the three public bodies have recognised Ajuda’s excellence and will be able to access training of the highest calibre from our dedicated team.”

Mrs Evans added that the contract wins also help to highlight Ajuda’s innovative approach to training,

“In all of our courses we aim to make a difference and inspire others to do the same,” Mrs Evans added.

“The training is focused on each organisation’s individual requirements, using everyday scenarios, and a range of audio, visual, and kinaesthetic aids, to provide a wider understanding of the learning on offer.

 “Our courses, which can be delivered through the Welsh language, are regulated by awarding bodies such as OFQUAL and Qualifications Wales, and our professional trainers have a wealth of knowledge within their individual fields, alongside formal teaching qualifications. The team at Ajuda is also proud to be recognised with the Investors in People Award.”

While you are here, why not browse our website and see the many courses we have on offer.  There are over 100 courses within our face-to-face and online learning sections.

Contact the office if you have any questions by emailing admin@ajuda.org.uk or Telephone 02920576883

Happy St David’s Day / Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus

Why do we celebrate St. David's Day?

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus or Happy St. David’s Day!

St. David’s Day is the celebration of the patron saint of Wales, St. David. Patron saints are chosen to be special protectors of an area or country. England, Ireland and Scotland all have their own patron saints, and each have their own national day to celebrate them too.

St. David was born in south-west Wales, near to a small city that is named after him today. Although no one knows exactly when he was born, many people guess that it was around the year 520 AD – however, some people believe that it was before this and that he lived for over 100 years!

It was a time where the Welsh kings had their own little kingdoms and most people lived on their own farmland. They were mostly Christian, and there were lots of monasteries built where people would learn and pray.

Nowadays, St. David’s Day is important to remember the life of St. David and everything he did for the country of Wales.

People wear a daffodil or a leek around this day, as they are two important symbols of Wales. This is because the daffodil begins to bloom early in the year around this time, and the symbol of the leek is thought to have come from a group of Welsh soldiers many years ago who would wear leeks to be able to tell each other apart from the English soldiers. It is also believed that when St. David was alive, one of the only things he ate was leeks too.

Why not make your own Traditional Welsh Cakes using our handy Recipe!!!


  • 225g plain flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 50g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 50g lard, cut into small pieces, plus extra for frying
  • 50g currant
  • 1 egg, beaten
  •  splash milk


  • STEP 1

    Tip the flour, sugar, mixed spice, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Then, with your fingers, rub in the butter and lard until crumbly. Mix in the currants. Work the egg into the mixture until you have soft dough, adding a splash of milk if it seems a little dry – it should be the same consistency as shortcrust pastry.

  • STEP 2

    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to the thickness of your little finger. Cut out rounds using a 6cm cutter, re-rolling any trimmings. Grease a flat griddle pan or heavy frying pan with lard, and place over a medium heat. Cook the Welsh cakes in batches, for about 3 mins each side, until golden brown, crisp and cooked through. Delicious served warm with butter and jam, or simply sprinkled with caster sugar. Cakes will stay fresh in a tin for 1 week.

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