The catalogue of courses we offer from The Bridge is driven by demand. Demand is driven by personal and socioeconomic factors.
The spiralling pressure on the state and families and a duty of care we have for our employees and neighbours alike means that having simple skills such as first aid are vital.
The Bridge First Aid was set up by Jenny White in 2012. After working in HR, training and recruitment and latterly the NHS in a patient facing role. The lack of simple skill sets such as first aid both physical and mental, was becoming apparent to Jenny and these gaps increasingly appeared both in the corporate world and wider society. This led her to create a portfolio of credible, affordable and accessible training courses which are represented by bridging the gap.
Jenny has recently qualified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor approved by MHFA England and is also completing her training in Equine Facilitated Therapy. Jenny appreciates the power of ‘Morphic Resonance’ and how animals facilitate recovery. Evidence based research has shown that equine facilitated therapy has incredible recovery results in all manner of physical and mental health concerns.
“I have always enjoyed customer facing work and have evolved my career to fit around the care of my children. First and foremost I am a mother and I know how valuable flexibility is in life, work and training.
The most important tool in all first aid is connection. Lived experience will differ from person to person but it’s the way in one connects that really influences change. First aid skills are simple, and easy to learn, it’s the way in which we apply them that matters.”
"Your Voice" written by Jenny White, Published March 2017 Click on the image below to read the full article.