Restart a Heart Day 2017

Today is Restart a Heart Day and we’re right behind the initiative at Mini First Aid. We’ll be showing you on social media this week, what our trainers have been doing across the UK to teach adults and children lifesaving CPR as part of the day. We’re delighted to hear from Simon Gillespie from the […]






The Day that Starts Like any Other

The Day that Starts Like any Other As 16th October marks European Restart a Heart Day 2017 ; I want to introduce you to one of our trainers, Jennifer Peters. I was chatting to Jennifer about her recent Glasgow launch; when she told me her emotional story about literally restarting a heart. It’s so important to […]






Spare Allergy Pens in Schools

You may have heard in the news recently about new legislation with regard to allowing spare adrenaline auto injectors (EpiPens are one example) in schools. With one in five deaths following a severe allergic reaction to food taking place at school; this is a crucial piece of legislation. We spoke to Holly Shaw this week; […]






Mummy Social

I recently met up with Josie Barron, the founder of Mummy Social; a fantastic friendship website and app for Mums which has literally exploded in popularity. I’m sure many of us will have experienced moments of loneliness as a parent. At times like these, Mum mates are so important. For some people, these mates aren’t […]






Meningitis Awareness Week

  Don’t wait for the rash This week is Meningitis Awareness Week and we’re right behind the work of Meningitis Research Foundation and the fantastic work they are doing to raise awareness about the signs & symptoms of meningitis. I wanted you to hear from someone who knows first-hand what it is like to have […]






Going all social…..

You will have seen Mini First Aid at the Mothercare Facebook Live event on Friday to mark World First Aid Day. We were delighted to work with Mothercare in giving parents the opportunity to put their questions to our panel.   Secretly (obviously now rather public) we were all a little nervous. Arriving at Mothercare […]






Has anyone got a plaster?

  How many times have you said that phrase? Especially when you are out and about. Picture this: You are in the park with little person running in typically drunken (wobbly) style and you just know they are going to fall. Uh oh – man down, tears, grazes on both hands and they’ve lost the […]






Mini First Aid Would Like To Apologise

  I would like to apologise….   Earlier in the summer I shared some translation tools for first aid issues abroad. If you are like me and not a linguist and more of a ‘have a go’ person then this translation tool is the language assistance needed if you experience an emergency abroad, because you […]






Carefree travel – a thing of the past?!

  Carefree travel – a thing of the past?! I have never been a big fan of winter, so planning our summer holiday always helps get me through those darker months. Somehow, I seem to worry more about preparing for an overseas trip now that we have young children. The carefree young woman who travelled […]






Solar Buddies

  With four little ones under the age of six, I’m finding it impossible to keep my eye on everything. This also applies (excuse the pun) to suncream. I can’t always keep tabs on where I’m at with all of them. So when I found out about the Solar Buddies applicators which mean my older […]