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Focusing on the mental and physical health of young people and their teachers is at the heart of our schools’ programmes

HealthFirst

Our competencies


Our training prepares staff and students

HealthFirst is trusted by over 40 schools across Switzerland to deliver a range of services to both staff and students.

Our experienced team of doctors, nurses and midwives is approachable and engaging. Speaking native English, we can also deliver training in French.

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Services for staff


We give staff the confidence to act

Our Physical First Aid training equips staff members with skills to manage emergency situations that may arise during the school day.

Our Mental Health First Aid training empowers those working with young people to recognise when someone is suffering and to respond with confidence.

Services for students


We teach essential skills for young people

We offer support to young people and those working with them to ensure everyone has access to age-appropriate, evidence-based, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

Our First Aid courses include the certified First Aid course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence and appropriate training for the International Award.

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We work in three key areas:

Mental Well-Being


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We are the largest provider of the internationally recognised ensa Mental Health First Aid training in English in Switzerland, offering training to teachers and other staff members to support the mental health of both adults and young people.

Since early 2022, we have been offering Mental Health First Aid training with a focus on Youth, aimed at teachers and other support staff.

Physical Well-Being



Our team includes doctors, nurses and midwives with specialist training and experience in delivery of Relationships  and Sex Education. (RSE).

We equip young people with the information, skills, and values to have safe, fulfilling, and enjoyable relationships and to take responsibility for their own sexual health and well-being.

We also provide bespoke health seminars on a range of other topics for both staff and students

First Aid Training


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We provide in-house training for both staff and students. Be it for a teacher-training day or as an after-school activity, our flexible team can find a time convenient for you.

Popular courses for staff include Basic First Aid for Schools and Swiss Resuscitation Council Basic Life Support training.  For students, we can help with preparation for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, and we are accredited to teach the First Aid element of the Swiss Driver’s Licence.

What our clients say:

"We have used Health First many times to do first aid and CPR training for our staff.

They deliver a relevant curriculum for a school setting.  The first-aid theory is balanced with ample hands-on practice.  It has been very well received by our staff and has given them confidence to work in a residential setting."

 

Our team is ready to respond


 

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