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Getting The Most From CPR

Getting The Most From CPR

There is always a healthy balance between those who say some CPR is better than none and those who advocate if we are going to do CPR we should do it as well as possible – which means the right pressure, the correct positioning and accurate timing. We need to build...
Having A Plan Has Its Benefits

Having A Plan Has Its Benefits

All our behavioural styles sit somewhere along the spectrum of organisation. Some of us need the comfort of knowing our travel plans down to the last tiny detail, while others are totally relaxed with ‘winging it” as they go. The same goes for our comfort...
Coronavirus and the flu virus

Coronavirus and the flu virus

It’s always a concern when a new virus shows its strength and resilience to vaccines and treatments. Another concern is uncertainty about whether the information the world is receiving from China is complete and accurate – we know the Chinese are proud and have...
Is it time for a fire audit?

Is it time for a fire audit?

The Australian bush fires have dominated the news in recent weeks, with widespread devastation, lives lost, and an estimated 1 billion animals perished. Whether you think global warming has anything to do with it or not, the fact remains the fires are proving tough to...
Are you tired or bone tired?

Are you tired or bone tired?

FATIGUE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW We all feel tired at times. A couple of fun nights out on the trot or an all-consuming project at work for a couple of weeks can take their toll. This type of tiredness we feel is normal –eventually we get back to our usual sleep...
Mental Health Training For Your Staff

Mental Health Training For Your Staff

Mental Health Training For Your Staff In recent weeks there have been some alarming reports regarding the mental health crisis in New Zealand. Anyone can experience poor mental health – it is estimated to impact more than 50% of all New Zealanders at some stage in...
Got the post-holiday blues?

Got the post-holiday blues?

Post-holiday blues are a very real issue for some. Getting back into work mode when you’d much rather be sitting on the beach on holiday can be a bigger challenge than you might expect. The blues can decrease your vitality and wellbeing, and leave you with a feeling...
How to avoid arriving like a zombie!

How to avoid arriving like a zombie!

Seeing Christmas decorations up in the shops, I thought I’d take the liberty of talking about looking after ourselves during the upcoming busy and social time of the year. For some reason in New Zealand, there is a huge ‘cut off’ time at Christmas, as if it has...
Mental Health and your Team

Mental Health and your Team

Mental health is slowing losing its ‘elephant in the room’ status, with conversations and education helping to acknowledge this common health issue. Only this week Mike Hosking chatted on air to Child Forum chief executive Sarah Alexander about early childhood...