The Silent Mental Health Pandemic
The Silent Mental Health Pandemic.
Here’s all the inside information on our speakers for the WEM Academy Live Session – The Silent Mental Health Pandemic.
Our WEM Host, London HEMS Paramedic Eion Walker, is joined by the 3 remarkable authors of a recently published, specialist paper entitled: ‘Mental health care for medical staff and affiliated healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic’ (Walton et al, 2020).
The discussion panel will cover the effects on frontline Staff and look more closely at individuals, teams and organisations as they take a deep-dive into the questions posed by their paper.
?? This is a RARE opportunity; here’s what you can expect:
• We invite you to pose your own questions and join the live discussion
• What are the true effects on frontline staff, including ‘post traumatic growth’, how we can harness negative experiences to our benefit and how might we offset an incremental rise in PTSD.
We’ll explore questions such as:
◦ During this pandemic, to what degree has individual self-awareness played a fundamental role in self-care?
◦ What aspects can teams address with barriers they experience around communication, humility and empowerment?
◦ How can we harness the best out of each other through peer support (welfare ambassadors or other peer supporters) and how has debrief (hot or cold) played a part in this support?
• For the finale, we’ll end with the ‘Big Question’: How can we take the lessons learned into clinical practice and bring the wider community with us at the same time?
? Prep yourself! Read the FULL paper here for FREE > The Silent Pandemic
? Speaker #1 Mike Christian:
Mike is a senior healthcare sector leader with nearly 30 years of experience, beginning as a paramedic. His specialities include critical care medicine, infectious diseases, military, aviation and pre-hospital medicine.
? Speaker #2 Esther Murray:
Esther has been a health psychologist for 13 years, initially working in cardiac care both in service improvement and psychological interventions for patients, later going on to a career in academia. Her current research is in the area of moral injury and the psychological wellbeing of healthcare professionals and allied health professionals. She regularly delivers workshops on these topics to different staff groups. diseases, military, aviation and pre-hospital medicine.
? Speaker #3 Matthew Walton:
Matthew is a Doctor working in A+E and intensive care in London. He has studied infectious diseases at Cambridge University and has focussed most of his medical career on promoting public campaigns to support frontline staff wellbeing and resilience. Matthew is an amateur filmmaker and has had his work screened at the Barbican, Model United Nations and on the BBC.