2 November 2018.

Clients from the North Tasmanian Lifestyle Choices and the Young Adult Program (YAP) have successfully completed another session of First Aid. Twice each year, the clients at both programs participate in a First Aid information session run by St John Ambulance.

In these sessions, there is a focus on learning about the recovery position, how to handle bites and stings, how to use bandages and a discussion on when and how to use the emergency services number – 000. Focusing on these four areas of First Aid every six months enables participants to keep up with what they have learned previously.

The clients excelled in all areas, especially in performing the recovery position. As well as learning important skills and gaining invaluable knowledge on how to respond to emergencies, the group had a lot of fun and laughed together along the way.

We believe that if some or all of the participants remember just one thing from the information session, it could save the life of a loved one.

Both Lifestyle Choices and YAP operate year-round to give clients the opportunity to partake in community and centre-based activities that promote independence, choice and control.