Dementia Action/Awareness Week May 16th – 22nd

Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the UK public taking action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. In 2022, the Week will take place on 16 – 22 May.

Stand up for your loved ones this Dementia Action Week

Coronavirus has exposed the fact that families facing dementia have been failed by a social care system that is inadequate, hard to access, costly and unfair. People with dementia have been worst hit by the pandemic, accounting for a quarter of all coronavirus deaths in the UK.

The time has come for governments to set right decades of unfairness and underinvestment and to build a social care system we can all be proud of.

This Dementia Action Week, Alzheimer’s Society needs your help to call on the Government to rebuild the social care system in 2022. Will you get involved and show you care?

34.5 million of us know someone living with dementia in the UK. Together we can bring about change.

One in three of us born in the UK today will go on to develop dementia in our lifetime, and there will be one million people living with dementia by 2025 making dementia care one of the greatest challenges facing our society. With few existing treatments, it’s social care not the NHS that people affected by dementia rely on. People with dementia represent the majority of social care users, so it is vital that the care system is made fit for purpose.

A new system we can be proud of

We need system that means every person living with dementia, and every carer, can get the support they need to stay happy, healthy and independent for as long as possible. This means quality care that is right for them, free and easy to get, no matter where you live – like the NHS.

The time has come to set right decades of unfairness and underinvestment and for Governments to create a legacy to be admired.

Alzheimer’s Society won’t stop until everyone can access the dementia care they so critically need, now and in the future.

Here at Ajuda we have a great offer on our Dementia Awareness Online Training??

Try this by Clicking here

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Ajuda offers Free Defibrillator Training

Do you have a Defibrillator??  Would you know how to use it if there was  an emergency??

We will come out to your venue and train you and your team free of charge and ensure that you all know how to use your new Defibrillator.

Take advantage of our free training session when you purchase this specially created package for just

£1495+vat

This fantastic package includes:

•           1 x iPAD SP1 AED (Fully Automatic)

•           2 x Electrode Pads

•           1 x Wall Bracket

•           1 x Carry case

•           1 x AED Location Sign

•           1 x AED Location Sign Supporting Poster

•           1 x AED Emergency Response Kit

iPAD SP1 AED (Fully Automatic)

Endorsed by the British Heart Foundation Part Funding Program, this AED is ideal for schools due to its innovative Adult/Paediatric switch which automatically alters the shock strength without having to change electrode pads (Adult – 150 joules, Paediatric – 50 joules). The switch is housed under a safety cover to prevent accidental switching.

As a Fully Automatic AED, iPAD SP1 will read a casualty’s heart rhythm; if they have a shockable rhythm the AED will instruct the rescuer to stand back and will proceed to automatically shock the casualty if required. This means it is easy for anyone to use, even if they have not been trained.

The iPAD SP1 AED also features:

•           Voice prompts and flashing indicators guide the user through CPR and defibrillation, with built in Ambient Noise Detection (auto volume adjusting up to 90db) and Metronome (this feature can also be turned off if required).

•           Automatically senses when pads are due to expire of when

            connection has been lost and alerts the user.

•           Built in CPR Sensor to encourage responder to continue/perform CPR.

•           Durable device with an IP Rating of 55. 

•           Electrode Pad Life of 3 years from date of manufacture

•           Can be programmed if CPR protocols are altered.

•            7 Years Warranty

AED Emergency Response Kit

This kit has been created to contain everything required to help a rescuer to administer the required shocks as soon as possible when a casualty collapses. This should be kept alongside the AED at all times.

The kit includes:

•           1 x CPR Pocket Mask

•           1 x Pair of Medium Gloves

•           1 x Face Cloth/Flannel

•           1 x Disposable Razor

•           1 x Pair of Scissors

iPAD SP1 AED Wall Bracket

Ideal for storage when there isn’t a requirement for security – for example if the AED is stored in an office or reception area of a school – this wall bracket can be attached to a wall for quick, easy access to the defibrillator.

AED Location Sign and Supporting Poster

Including a sign to show the location of an AED and a supporting poster which provides basic information on how to use an AED, with the aim to give the rescuer greater confidence that they will be able to use it effectively.

Contact us today to order and arrange your free training session on 02920576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Ajuda is a proud sponsor of The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show 2022

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show

A professional  all-day show on the 10th May 2022. We are excited to bring you our first live event since covid restrictions have lifted 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.

The event is suitable for:

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!

Seminar and workshop topics will include;

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.

Our keynote speaker for 2022 is Frank Bruno MBE

This event is proudly sponsored and supported by Ajuda 

BOOK FREE TICKETS HERE

Seminar schedule available here 

Children’s Mental Health Week 2022

This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-13 February 2022 and this year’s theme is Growing Together.  Place2Be is  encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow..

Place2Be launched Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. We hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.

Please add the dates to your calendar and sign up for email alerts for the latest Children’s Mental Health Week news.

Last year Children’s Mental Health Week focused on taking steps to be Healthy: Inside and Out.

Place2Be encouraged children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds.

It doesn’t have to be difficult. Our bodies and minds are connected, so simple things that we do to improve our physical wellbeing can help our mental wellbeing too.

Here at Ajuda Training Services we run regular Youth Mental Health First Aid training courses both Virtually and face to face. 

Find a date and book yourself onto a course today 

Click Here 

10 Benefits of First Aid Training in the Workplace

The office can seem like a safe place to work, but, there are risks you wouldn’t think of until they happen. An accident can occur at any time and if it did, who in the workplace is trained to help? It is a legal requirement as a company to ensure your employees receive immediate attention. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider First Aid Training for employees.

1. It can save lives

This may seem like the most obvious reason, but it is proved that first aid saves lives. If there is an accident in the office is anyone trained to come to the rescue? First aid training gives your staff the confidence and ability to react immediately to an incident, injury or illness. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) has been reported that many lives have been saved due to fast reaction CPR. This would have been given during critical and life-threatening accidents, injuries or health complications in the workplace.

2. Reduce the number of workplace accidents

First aid training helps employees learn to be more conscious of safety in the workplace, leading to a reduced number of accidents and injuries. Minimizing risk to workers and decreasing workplace incidents is a benefit to everyone, but for employers it has implications within all aspects of business operations. All employees become more safety aware, helping to bring down the number of accidents.

3. Positive work environment

By making first aid training available to employees, employers can show their workforce that they care about providing a safe work environment. First aid training provided in the workplace can even be used as an excellent team-building exercise and morale booster. Employee morale is an integral part of any company. High morale leads to positive attitudes and positive attitudes lead to positive results. The happiness and wellbeing of your employees will help you build a strong relationship, ultimately resulting in a better working environment. First aid training will help ensure employee health and safety in addition to enhanced wellbeing and morale.

4. Your company will be safer place to work

Many large companies give first aid as part of employee training; this is a very wise option because it guarantees they can all look out for one another. If an accident happens at work; employees may be able to prevent further injury to the victim of the accident. First aid courses in the work place promote safer practise amongst employees.

5. First aid kits are used properly

Not only will your employees know exactly what should be in the first aid kit and be able to maintain it properly, they’ll be able to use them effectively in an emergency. They will know where to access it quickly – again saving time and reducing the impact of the illness or injury. First aid trainees know exactly what’s in their first aid kits, how to use the contents, and the various ways to react in an emergency. In a beneficial way, it makes each employee an unofficial health and safety risk manager.

6. It can reduce recovery time

Rapid reaction to illness or injury, before further aid such as an ambulance arrives can not only save lives, but in addition, will reduce recovery time of the patient. If that patient is a member of staff, that means they’ll be back to work quicker, with less impact on the business.

7. It can keep employees safe outside of the workplace

It’s not just in the workplace where good first aid training is paramount – employees will have those skills for life, especially if you maintain ongoing refresher courses. This means they can treat themselves, their family and friends and the public effectively in an emergency.

8. It’s a great team-building exercise

When your staff get the opportunity to learn a skill together, one that will help them look after one another, it brings them closer together. Many teams have reported more awareness of their co-workers wellbeing following first aid training.

9. It gives your employees confidence and clarity during an emergency

First aid training doesn’t just teach your staff how to treat patients in need of first aid, it also gives them confidence and effectively manage an emergency without fear, confusion or overwhelm.

10. The cost of a First Aid at Work Training course is nothing compared to that of potentially saving a live.

Providing first aid and CPR training doesn’t cost much, but it will go a long way to ensuring workplace health and safety.

If this has given you something to think about we have many Training Courses available at Ajuda Training Academy, take a look at our course calendar, give us a call on 02920 576883, or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Or you can book a course online here

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We all need to be more Cyber Security aware!!!

We all need to be more Cyber Security aware.

Here at Ajuda, we have launched a brand new online training course to give an insight around how we can all play our part in remaining cyber secure.

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

Employees, managers and directors should all have a good understanding of the threat posed by cyber-attacks and the importance of guarding against data breaches.

This short online Cyber Security E-Learning course will explain why cyber attacks and data breaches happen and provide practical advice on how to set up effective defences.

First, the Cyber Security online course will identify potential ‘cyber threat actors’ who initiate cybercrime, along with looking at the main motivations behind cyber-attacks on individuals and organisations.

On a more practical level, you’ll learn how to recognise and deal effectively with phishing attempts. The online Cyber Security course will highlight the importance of keeping passwords secure and cover security for devices, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets or desktop computers.

You’ll learn how to report a suspected cyber attack, and what to do if you genuinely make a mistake.

Finally, the Cyber Security E-Learning course will underline the importance of cooperation and show how working closely together helps overcome a wide range of cybersecurity issue

Click here to book this course now 

Cyber Essential Certified 

We are pleased to announce that Ajuda Training has achieved Cyber Essentials Certification!

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme that helps Ajuda protect against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks and demonstrates our commitment to cyber security.

This certification gives you our customer peace of mind and reassurance that our defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks and online threats simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked.

After being subject to rigorous checks it has been found that our defences will prevent these attacks.

 

If you would like more information about this latest certification, please email admin@ajuda.org.uk

New Year, New Me? Take it easy

Going into the new year is often associated with introducing meaningful changes in our lives to achieve great goals. This might be a great motivational tool for some people or may bring in some difficulties for others. Setting new goals and expectations for the new year is one thing, but the trend of comparing them between one another, thus introducing a concept of competition into it, cannot do much good in the long run.

How should you approach it then?

The most important resolution we suggest for this year is to TAKE IT EASY.

Small Steps = Achievable Goals

The best way to accomplish your new year’s resolutions is to set a few small but concrete, attainable goals alongside long-term aims. Don’t set too many goals, as they might overwhelm you at some point and make you feel discouraged.

  • Do more than just taking a hopeful approach.
  • Be specific.
  • Understand why a specific goal is essential to you.
  • Make a plan.
  • Create a checklist.

Let us help you with setting specific goals and achieving them!

Learning new skills can boost your confidence and help you build a sense of purpose, and raise your self-esteem. These can then be reflected into your relationships with other people. Increased belief in your abilities and worth, improve your satisfaction in life and often helps boosts your optimism. This can not only make you happier and healthier but also can contribute to you being more successful.

In order to support you and your mental wellbeing from the beginning of the 2022 journey, we have prepared a wide range of events you can participate in to learn a new skill. 

We offer both face-to-face and online courses to suit you all!

Our Online Training platform is the perfect way for you to keep learning from the comfort of your own home. We offer many courses to suit all learning needs, such as:

Emergency First Aid Annual Refresher

Paediatric First Aid

Basic Fire Safety Training

Food Safety Level 2 (Manufacturing, Catering & Retail)

Level 1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment (Leading to CSCS Green Card) – including an online exam

We have so many more courses so you can complete at your leisure, with courses to suit all learning needs.

Check our website to get a reduced price on all Online Courses. Please hurry up and get our bestselling courses with a 35% discount before we run out of space! Contact us now for your unique discount code 

Telephone 02920576883

Email admin@ajuda.org.uk

MOVEMBER

Movember is a global campaign which quite simply asks you to pay attention to, talk about, raise funds for and most importantly raise awareness for men’s cancers and other men’s health issues.

It’s important to be aware of the different health issues men suffer with, whether it be physical health or mental health.

Did you know a lot of men won’t go to the doctors to get a problem checked as they are embarrassed and ashamed of their own body image? Stupid right? WRONG!

According to Healthline “Many men admit they put off going to the doctor as long as possible, sometimes even when they’re experiencing life-threatening symptoms.”

They also state:

“Nearly two-thirds of respondents said they avoid going to the doctor as long as possible, and 37 percent said they withhold information from their doctors.”

“Experts say this is an ongoing issue that keeps doctors from detecting life-threatening issues early, resulting in bigger health dangers and sometimes death.

There is no need to be ashamed about going to the doctors especially if you believe there is a serious problem at hand, do not let others ideals define you as person. This world is as much about unity as well as it is about individuality.

Movember has had nothing but a positive effect towards its goal. Last year (2020) £99.5 million was raised for Movember! This is a perfect example of how human humanity can be, joining together to raise that much money in a month. Now where does this money go? Ill let Movember tell you.

These donations allow us to raise awareness, invest in vital men's health initiatives and run Movember each year. Globally, we're tackling some of the biggest issues affecting men: mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer

-Movember-

Now how do you get involved in MOVEMBER?

 First thing you must do is register here.

https://uk.movember.com/register/?utm_medium=display&utm_source=sun.co.uk&utm_campaign=movember-causes-hair-raising-feat-sign-up-2018-10-18

Now you have signed up you can decide whether your working alone or with a team!

There are also other events available such as dodgeball tournaments, quizzes and fun runs. You can find more info on that here.

https://uk.movember.com/events/

Have you been made Redundant???

You could get Funding for your Training and Development

ReAct is a funding scheme provided by the Welsh Government for anyone who's facing redundancy and lives in Wales.

It's a grant that funds qualifications and courses to aid your personal development, allowing you to bring your skills up-to-date and add valuable qualifications to your CV.

ReAct awards up to £1,500 to fund your training. You can split the funding between numerous courses and it can help you cover expenses while you train, like childcare and travel, if you need extra support.

All you have to do is chat to an adviser at Careers Wales who'll discuss your options, complete your funding paperwork and put you in touch with a training provider – that's where we come in.

Here at Ajuda we are committed to helping the Welsh Government and Careers Wales to deliver the ReAct retraining programme. We specialise in certain industries and topics, so when you're shopping around for the right course, be sure to check out all the courses we have available to you..

We can help you gain qualifications in:

  • First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid (Adult and Youth courses available)
  • Fire Safety
  • Fire Marshal
  • Leadership and management
  • Business skills
  • Education and training
  • Customer service
  • Health and safety

All of these courses and many more can be found here

What sets us apart from the competition?

We have a team of reliable dedicated, enthusiastic dedicated trainers ready to teach 24 hours a day, 7 days per week if required.

We can teach our courses through the medium of Welsh.

All our professional trainers hold full teaching qualifications.

Ajuda offer free First Aid Training to local school children.

Our exam papers are available in 14 different languages.

Our industry knowledge is extemporary

Where do I start if i want to access the Welsh Government's ReAct funding?

1. Call Careers Wales on 0800 028 4844 and make an appointment

Once you are booked in, all you need to do is turn up for a chat. This will be when you discuss what training is best suited to you. You'll have personal support from a specialist guidance adviser, who will help you look at your CV, discuss your work experience and map out your career ahead. They'll advise which courses you'd benefit from and you can tell them which skills you'd like to develop.

2. Help Careers Wales to fill out your application

You will now need to apply to the Welsh Government to access the £1,500 grant. Careers Wales fills out the forms on your behalf based on what you want to do and what's discussed in your meeting. They will make it really easy for your so you can concentrate on your future.

3. Pick who you want to deliver your course

There are a number of training providers that are ready to deliver courses through the ReAct retraining programme. Ajuda is one of the providers based in Cardiff Bay. All you will need to do is let us know that you have secured the grant and we will book you onto course your interested in.

4. The Welsh Government pays your course fees

You do not need to do anything.

Our team at Ajuda will contact Careers Wales and the Welsh Government, so the billing process happens completely behind the scenes.

5. Enjoy Your Training Course(s)

All you need to to is attend the course and enjoy learning new skills.

Contact Careers Wales today

We are ready to welcome you to our Learning Academy

Restart a Heart Day

The 16th of October is just around the corner and that marks Restart A Heart Day. On this day the team at Ajuda, The British Heart Foundation and many more will be helping raise awareness of Cardiac Arrest and the importance of First Aid and CPR knowledge.

Every day in the UK approximately 460 people die due to circulatory diseases, that’s 1 death every 3 minutes. That is some scary information, am I right? Believe it or not the simple knowledge of First Aid and CPR means you could potentially increase a heart attack victim’s chance of survival by a whopping 80% if you administer CPR straight away. That is why these skills are so important for everyday life, whether it be a loved one or a stranger in the street you could save a life.

Now how do you perform CPR in the situation that it is needed? If you witness a cardiac arrest, you must call 999 and start CPR immediately. Due to the current pandemic, the British Heart Foundation has made some minor changes to how CPR is to be performed, but here are the current steps:

Step 1: Shake and shout for help.

Step 2: Call 999.

Step 3: Don't put your face close to theirs. If you think there's a risk of infection, use a towel or a piece of clothing and lay it over their mouth and nose.

Step 4: Give chest compressions only – do not give rescue breaths.

Step 5: Continue until an ambulance arrives.

Step 6: After the ambulance has taken over wash your hands!

We at Ajuda understand how important these skills are, hence why we offer a wide variety of FIRST AID courses that will teach you the skills necessary to save lives.

  • Emergency Life Support
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Refresher (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

To view our selection of courses on Life Support and First Aid, please take a look at our available courses here.