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Webinar - The Importance of Health & Wellbeing for the Emergency Services

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Whilst we were unable to provide a live event in 2020, we hosted a digital event to support the industry in these challenging times. This free webinar was held on Saturday 10 October to coincide with World Mental Health Day, and attracted over 1,100 viewers.

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Event took place on 10 Oct 2020

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Supported by Mental Health First Aid

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and Oscar Kilo

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Speakers 

Andy Elwood        

 

Owner of Andy's Landie and Men’s Mental Health Specialist

 

 

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John Sutherland

 

Former Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent and author of Blue, a Sunday Times bestseller

 

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Dr Anne Scoging

 


Head of Psychological Services, London Fire Brigade

 

 

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Dr Catherine Goodwin

 


Organisational Culture and Workplace Wellbeing Lead, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust


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Programme

Session 1 -10:30 - 11:00     #itsoktotalk


 
Andy Elwood, Andy's Landie

Andy will offer viewers insight, key takeaways and a practical toolkit for wellbeing

#itsoktotalk from Andy Elwood, Andy's Landie
- It's ok NOT to be ok
- Warning signs
- Who to talk to
- Five ways to wellbeing
- Reading & resources

Click to view Andy's presentation here

Session 2 - 11:00 - 12:00    Panel discussion

 

  • What examples of Mental Health issues within the Emergency Services sector have the panel identified and how have they impacted those suffering and their families, colleagues etc?
     
  • Recent research has shown that the first way Emergency Responders often open up to colleagues is admitting that they are not sleeping well, rather than discussing stress or mental health concerns. Is this the experience of the panel and if so, how are these issues being handled once identified?
     
  • How can Managers in the Emergency Services better equip themselves with the skills to identify employees who might be living with Mental Health issues?
     
  • What help is available, both from within the Emergency Services organisations and from external specialist organisations? Does the panel believe that blue light personnel are aware of these services?
     
  • How can staff wellbeing be improved to prevent Mental Health issues from developing in the first place?
     
  • How can we coordinate our approach across the 999family and make staff health and wellbeing part of our normal Health & Safety policy?