First Mini Podcast: Meet the Trainer series

First Mini Podcast: Meet the Trainer series We are so excited to introduce the first in our series of Mini First Aid podcasts! Our first ‘Meet the Trainer’ series takes you behind the scenes at Mini First Aid. We are extremely lucky to have a talented and dedicated team of trainers who currently train around […]






Smile Please

My post twin body = baggy jumpers & jeggings. You get the drift. That is how my work wardrobe has looked for the last 12 months. Then cue a call from a national newspaper: We want you to take part in a photoshoot profiling women who have started businesses whilst having young children. The Daily […]






Remember Remember the Fifth of November!

This year, my children ‘get’ bonfire night. We live near a huge park which always has an amazing firework display set to BIG theme tunes (think Star Wars and E.T.) In previous years, my kids have either been too little, too ill or too scared (my little girl anyway) to head to the ‘big’ bonfire […]






Look out for the label

As we approach Halloween, there has been some positive news in the media this week to help parents pick costumes which are safer (nothing is completely safe) in terms of flammability. You now need to look out for an extra safety label on Halloween costumes which proves they have undergone extra flammability testing. Great news. […]






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 […]






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 […]