MIND Bluelight is offering free courses to Ambulance staff in resilience.
Resilience is the capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, such as being socially isolated or dealing with stressful workplace conditions, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. Resilience can be taught and learned.
For a more detailed definition of resilience visit resilience at Mind page. You can also find more information on resilience and mental wellbeing in the information booklets which are free to download.
During the course, you’ll build up your own collection of tools and skills for coping better with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, social pressures, and difficult emotions like anger.
UNISON releases hard hitting campaign film over working conditions of frontline Ambulance staff in EEAS
‘You keep going because you care about your community and your patients, but who cares about us?’ Paramedic, East of England Ambulance Service.
UNISON surveyed over 900 frontline staff from the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS). The survey highlighted the impact on mental health, following a worsening in working conditions over the past year. The survey also highlighted hundreds of staff are now regularly working 14 and 15-hour shifts. Some staff had worked 18 or 19-hour shifts. Continue reading