Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium

Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium
Thank you for your interest in the Symposium, this event is now fully booked and the waiting list is now closed.

Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium
Wednesday 23rd November 09:30-17:15
Thursday 24th November 09:00-16:00

Silverstone Race Circuit, Towcester NN12 8TN

As a follow up to the Symposium held in London last November by The Royal Foundation (watch here) - this ‘one year on’ event is being hosted by a collaboration of emergency service and first responder organisations, together with the charities that support them.

This year’s event, sponsored by Class Professional Publishing, dynamic. and Priority Dispatch, will be a unique opportunity to hear from practitioners, senior leaders, frontline staff and subject matter experts from a wide range of 999 services and organisations from across the UK. Bringing people together to share learning and showcase work, delegates will discover how to maximise the impact they can have on improving wellbeing within their own organisations and also hear the progress that has been made since the inaugural event last year.
The Symposium will also include a lived experience panel, facilitated by Andy Elwood, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Movember Ambassador and ex-SAR Paramedic, with a range of speakers from Fire, Police and Ambulance. 
Including sessions on getting active, family support, managing fatigue and supporting new recruits, and a Wellbeing Hub space for delegates to unwind in, the Symposium is also hosting the Emergency Responders’ Seniors Leaders Board meeting, with an update and next steps session being delivered to delegates by Martin Hewitt, Assistant Commissioner of the Chair of the National Police Chiefs Council.

Presentations include
How the principles and standards of the Mental Health at Work Commitment might translate into the volunteer sector with Stephen Penny, Wellbeing Officer, Scottish Mountain  Rescue and Jon White, Wellbeing Officer, Mountain Rescue England and Wales.
Getting Upstream and Making it Mainstream: the Lifelines Scotland Model with Gill Moreton, Lead Clinician for Emergency Services, Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress, NHS Lothian. 
The Approach to a Central Suicide Register for the Ambulance Sector with Fiona Bell, Head of Research and Development, Yorkshire Ambulance Service. 
Career and Lifestyle Support Across the Fire Service with Prof Rowena Hill, Professor of Resilience, Emergencies and Disaster Science, Nottingham Trent University, working with Fire Fighters Charity. 
PTSD in Policing and Trauma Impact Prevention Training by Police Care UK.
Future Workforce Mental Health Project ‘Supporting our Student Paramedics’ with Emma Geis and Katie Pavoni, Co-Academic Leads, The College of Paramedics. 
Ambulance Employee Wellbeing with Anna Parry, Deputy Managing Director, AACE and Kerry Gulliver, Director of Human Resources and OD, EMAS, and Lead for Employee Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention, AACE. 
Building Personal Resilience - The Start of the Journey with Chris Chrisholm, Senior Head of People, Cleveland Fire Brigade. 
Music Therapy and Mental Wellbeing with Amanda Thorpe, Therapist, Wellbeing & Communications Consultant and The Blue Light Orchestra. 
Programme of 5 Wellbeing Initiatives with Belinda Mason, Police Service Northern Ireland
How do we Make Research Work Hard and Create More Meaningful Impact? Prof Rowena Hill, Professor of Resilience, Emergencies and Disaster Science, Nottingham Trent University, working with Fire Fighters Charity.
The Identification of Staff Needs in Relation to Emotional Wellbeing with Dr Rosey Tattersall, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, North West Ambulance Service. 
Sleeping for Better Mental Health: Challenges, Opportunities and Progress in Policing so far with Sophie Bostock, Sleep Evangelist. 
Prevention of Suicide in the Ambulance Service with Karl Demian, CEO, The Ambulance Staff Charity. 
National Police Wellbeing Service, Oscar Kilo Awards winner and Oscar Kilo 9, Police Wellbeing Dogs presentation.

The Symposium is also hosting the Emergency Responders’ Seniors Leaders Board meeting and an update/next steps session will be delivered at the end of day two by Martin Hewitt, Assistant Commissioner, Chair of the National Police Chiefs Council.

Delegates will have access to a Wellbeing Hub, provided by EventWell where they can relax and unwind in a calm and comfy space. Yoga for the Frontline will be with us providing sessions throughout the day and the Blue Light Cycle Club will be running an indoor bike challenge with prizes to be won. For those with a keen interest in motorsport you will have the opportunity to join a guided tour of the Silverstone International Circuit and a visit to the Winners Podium!
•            Members of the College of Paramedics: FREE
•            Non - Members of the College of Paramedics: FREE

How to book
Non-College of Paramedics members will need to complete a short registration before making a booking. You will receive an ‘order confirmation’ email confirming your booking. The deadline for registration is 31st October 2022. Once all the delegate places are booked we will offer the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list, accessible via this page. 

If for any reason you can no longer attend the Symposium, please do take the time to cancel your booking by emailing events@collegeofparamedics.co.uk so that your place may be offered to those on the waiting list. 

Please expect and look out for a further email in early November to all delegates confirming additional details, including directions, access and car parking information for the Symposium. This email will also include a request for dietary requirements and further programme details.

Conference times
Wednesday 23rd November 09:30-17:15
Thursday 24th November 09:00-16:00

The College of Paramedics has negotiated a discounted rate for a limited number of delegates wishing to stay at the on-site Hilton Hotel. The hotel is located on the Hamilton Straight, home of British Motor Sport and the conference venue Silverstone’s International Conference and Exhibition Centre. Hotel address - Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone, Towcester NN12 8TL. Further information on the special discounted rate for our delegates and room options available can be found here.
Other accommodation is available in the local area including Whittlebury Park, Maxine.hollis@whittlebury.com and the Hilton Northampton, events.northapton@hilton.com. Accommodation and travel costs are the delegates’ responsibility and will need to be sourced and paid for separately. 

Exhibitor opportunities
We have a number of exhibitor opportunities available. If you would like to exhibit at this Symposium or discuss sponsorship of the event then please email wellbeingsymposium@collegeofparamedics.co.uk 

College of Paramedics members
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We are grateful to our sponsors Class Professional Publishing and Priority Dispatch