Anxiety in young people… is it making you anxious?? Then read this…

We all suffer from anxiety at some time or other, indeed it is a primitive response designed to be helpful at times when you need to focus and perform … yet more and more people are suffering from increased levels of anxiety, which, untreated can lead to stress, depression and other mental health issues.  One […]

New research has been carried out by IOSH to help organisations to manage Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in the workplace

To date there has been some debate about how to translate MHFA training into meaningful interventions in the workplace.  It is unanimously agreed that the content of MHFA courses (i.e. training people to recognise and help address issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and even suicide) is extremely valuable and important; the difficulty lies in […]

Live for Work co-delivers Mental Health First Aid for NICE organisation in London

Claire Dalton, business owner at Live for Work, was lucky enough to be invited to co-deliver the 2 day Mental Health First Aid (England) course for NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) at their London office with their HR Manager Sarah Acton.  Claire says: ‘I was thrilled to have the opportunity to help […]

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Mental Health First Aid course

Statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that 526,000 workers suffered from work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17, with 12.5m working days lost. In response to this and the growing need for having trained Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) in the workplace, Live For Work has launched its first course […]

New legislation to allow Adrenaline Auto Injectors (Epi-Pens) to be stored by schools without the need for a prescription

Following extensive campaigning by the Anaphylaxis Campaign and other leading organisations, new legislation will come into effect on 1st October 2017 to allow schools, preschools and nurseries to obtain generic Epi-Pens  without a prescription, for emergency use on children who are at risk of anaphylaxis but whose own device is not available or not working. […]

Claire takes one for the team…….

Claire has taken on the unenviable challenge of completing  the “Tough Mudder” event that will take place on the 9th September 2017.   Billed as “probably the toughest event on the planet”,  Tough Mudder is a 12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to test physical strength, stamina, and mental grit.  It definitely is not an event […]

Decreased Sugar in Lucozade will affect the treatment of hypo-glycemia

Current guidelines advise that first aiders should aim to give 15-20g of glucose for the treatment of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia).  However, it has been announced that Lucozade Energy will be lowering the sugar content in all of their flavoured drinks by more than 50% from April 2017, meaning that 20g of glucose will no […]

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new “Leading Safely” IOSH accreditted course

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new “Leading Safely” IOSH accredited course. This one day course is aimed at people with leadership responsibilities – Senior Managers, Directors, Heads of Departments/Head Teachers, Executives, Board Members, Business Owners, Chief Executives and Trustees. Bronwen MacArthur-Williams, Head of Corporate Health and Safety at Cheshire East Council […]

On your marks……

Claire Dalton, business owner and training manager, has recently been accepted as a NEBOSH General Certificate assessor, and is looking forward to receiving the first batch of papers from both UK and International Students! The NEBOSH General certificate is the most popular (and possibly most useful) qualification for anyone that wishes to progress into a […]

What an achievement

Claire Dalton, business owner and training manager, has recently achieved chartered status as a Health and Safety professional and is now a Chartered Member of IOSH.  (Institute of Occupational Health and Safety).  The status is awarded to its members as recognition of their knowledge, qualifications and experience in the world of Occupational Health and Safety practice.  […]