Audra Starkey – The healthy shift worker

Audra, based in Brisbane, Australia and is a specialist in nutrition and wellbeing and her focus is on shift work, how it affects you and how you can look after yourself better while working shifts.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Prioritise your sleep, this is critically important. For each meal think?  Is there Read More …

Joel Symonds – The role of humour in pre-hospital emergency care

Joel Symonds talks us through humour in the prehospital care arena, when it is appropriate to use and when humour is not appropriate but perhaps most poignantly why it is important and its use in emotionally protecting responders and its role in mental resilience.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Reflect on and acknowledge Read More …

Lisa Artis – The importance of Sleep

Lisa Artis discusses sleep: the importance of it, the differences in individuals when it comes to the ability to have a good, restful sleep, as well as busting myths around caffeine!   Key points from this podcast: Make the time for a wind down routine, even if it is just for 30 mins before bed.  Read More …

Angela Lewis – Peer Support and Debriefing

This week’s podcast from BASICS Scotland explores the links between post incident support and crew resource management with Angela Lewis. Angela explains the operational improvements that are achievable when organisations develop a menu of different types of support for their personnel. She also looks at the problems with the “can do” mentality that is prevalent Read More …

Andy Elwood – It’s Good to Talk

Andy is an experienced paramedic who predominately worked on search and rescue helicopters, where he encountered many experiences that had a significant effect on his mental health. In this podcast he discusses his journey through PTSD which led him to head up a mental health first aid campaign, Andy’s Landie, designed to stamp out the Read More …