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Category: Professional Focus

HCPC Hearing: A member’s perspective 2019

HCPC Hearing: A member’s perspective 2019

Date: 13 06 2019

A member of the College of Paramedics shares their experience of receiving a letter from the HCPC.

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Black Dog

Black Dog

Date: 12 06 2019

This poem was written by the late wife of Bob Fellows FCPara, Head of Education at the College of Paramedics whilst she was struggling with her depression.

‘Factors affecting the retention of paramedics within the Ambulance Services’

‘Factors affecting the retention of paramedics within the Ambulance Services’

Date: 21 05 2019

Liz Harris FCPara, Head of Professional Standards for the College of Paramedics writes a short blog based on the presentation she delivered at the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, Ambulance Leadership Forum in March 2019 detailing the findings of a study on ambulance service retention carried out in 2016.

#itsoktotalk about Mental Health and Wellbeing

#itsoktotalk about Mental Health and Wellbeing

Date: 20 05 2019

Andy Elwood MCPara shares his personal experiences of mental health.

Mental health crisis and the emergency services - Helping you help me

Mental health crisis and the emergency services - Helping you help me

Date: 24 04 2019

Liv Pontin, a service user in mental health shares her experiences and contact with the emergency services.

My mental health and how I manage it

My mental health and how I manage it

Date: 05 03 2019

Gary Strong MCPara talks about his experiences of mental health and what he does to manage it.

A Personal Account of Mental Health

A Personal Account of Mental Health

Date: 18 02 2019

By Rory O'Connor MCPara, Northern Ireland Trustee and Paramedic with Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

Grief, a personal journey of my mental health

Grief, a personal journey of my mental health

Date: 22 01 2019

Bob Fellows FCPara gives a personal account of his journey with mental health.

The ‘Wounded Healer’

The ‘Wounded Healer’

Date: 29 10 2018

Wounded Healer Conference review by College of Paramedics' Mental Health and Wellbeing Steering Group members Bernice Hancox MCPara and Sasha Johnston MCPara.

Paramedic Mental Health and Wellbeing Stakeholder Collaboration Day

Paramedic Mental Health and Wellbeing Stakeholder Collaboration Day

Date: 15 08 2018

Chris Richmond MCPara reflects on the recent paramedic mental health and wellbeing stakeholder collaboration day

I’ve seen terrible things as a paramedic. The worst isn’t what you’d expect

I’ve seen terrible things as a paramedic. The worst isn’t what you’d expect

Date: 24 04 2018

Liz Harris FCPara talks about the worst thing she has seen as a paramedic.

Paramedics Need Degrees? Why?

Paramedics Need Degrees? Why?

Date: 06 04 2018

Richard Taffler MCPara discusses whether paramedics need degrees.

People Like Us?

People Like Us?

Date: 28 02 2018

College of Paramedics Executive Officer, Liz Harris takes a look at the recent HCPC 'People Like Us?' report and considers why so many paramedics self refer.

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Flu jab: it’s about doing the right thing, right?

Flu jab: it’s about doing the right thing, right?

Date: 18 01 2018

College of Paramedics Executive Officer, Liz Harris reflects on why some paramedics are deciding not to receive the flu vaccination.

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