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TASC offers one-off webinars on a range of wellbeing topics. A great cost-effective option to tackle a single issue.Learn more
TASC can work with you to develop a complex online or in-person training programme that’s tailored to your workplace, staff group and needs.Learn more
From broad overviews of mental health to a deeper look into issues such as trauma or bereavement by suicide, TASC’s training webinars are a cost-effective way to upskill your staff around a particular topic and support their mental wellbeing in your workplace and in their personal lives. More information about the specific webinars we provide is below.
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Mental health is a very popular topic these days, and in this introductory programme we will look at it in more detail. We will cover what can positively and negatively impact mental health, how the brain reacts, as well as common problems with mental health and how to recognise them. We will also provide attendees with advice and information to help them look after their wellbeing and develop better mental resilience.
Around 25% of NHS ambulance staff sick days are due to stress or another mental health issue in any given month. In this programme, we’ll take a closer look at the topic of stress, how your body reacts to it, the signs to look out for when its becoming too much, and offer practical techniques to help yourself. We’ll also discuss post-traumatic stress and the signs to watch out for, how you can help yourself or someone else who is struggling, and where to go for more help.
Ambulance staff are at a much higher risk of experiencing trauma than the general public, or even other emergency services1. In this programme, we’ll cover what can cause trauma, and when trauma can turn into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We’ll talk about how trauma and PTSD impact the brain and common behaviours to watch out for as well as the various treatment options and where to go for help.
More than half of ambulance staff report to be experiencing burnout2 and over 4 in 5 are experiencing are feeling moderate or high levels of depersonalising to their work3. Compassion fatigue is a state that can impact anyone dealing with patient, but it’s not the same as burnout. In this programme we’ll cover the difference between these two states, what causes them and the steps people can take to tackle them.
In just one year, 213 ambulance staff members who came to TASC for help were experiencing suicidal thoughts. In this programme, we’ll cover the signs that someone may be self-harming of experiencing suicidal ideation or if they are in a crisis. We’ll also provide information on how to help support who’s struggling including listening skills, things to avoid, how to keep someone safe and where to go for extra support. We’ll also talk about the importance of looking after yourself while supporting someone who’s feeling suicidal.
54% of ambulance staff have reported experiencing anxiety4. Offering a deep-dive into this specific condition, in this programme we’ll cover what anxiety is, how it can present and the differences between the various types (e.g. social anxiety, health anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder etc.) We’ll also provide practical advice and solutions on how to manage the condition and how to support others who are struggling.
A study has found that over half of ambulance staff have experienced depression4. Offering a deep-dive into this specific condition, in this programme we’ll cover what depression is, how it’s different from low mood, and how to recognise the symptoms. We’ll also discuss the treatment options for depression and offer practical strategies and techniques to help lessen the symptoms of depression.
When an ambulance staff member dies it has a profound impact on their colleagues and wider ambulance family. In this programme we cover the grieving process, the impact of loss and how this can present in a person’s behaviours and emotions, and how to recognise when someone needs help.
Up to 135 people can be impacted by a single suicide5, and the impact can be traumatic and difficult to process. In this programme, we cover the nature of suicide and its causes, and the issues people can face when they’re bereaved by suicide. We then move on to developing skills around assessing someone’s needs when they’re bereaved by suicide and how to support them.
Having good communication skills are incredibly important when dealing with the sort of life-and-death situations ambulance staff deal with every day. In this programme we’ll cover the different types of verbal and non-verbal communication and offer practical advice and real-world examples to help attendees develop assertive communication and conflict resolution skills.
In this programme we’ll cover how to recognise the signs of bullying, the procedures and guidelines around bullying, and how to support a person who’s being bullied.
Each webinar is delivered by a qualified professional offering practical advice and strategies, real-life case studies and lived experiences of supporting blue light workers.
TASC’s wellbeing training programme webinars are delivered online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom, lasting around 2.5 hours each. To provide a good learning environment for staff, and give them plenty of opportunity to engage and ask questions, we recommend no more than 15 individuals should attend a single webinar.
If you need more complex training, or would like a programme delivered in-person or to a broader staff group, TASC can arrange to provide an online or in-person training programme based on your workplace’s needs. Learn more about our bespoke training programmes below.
TASC can help!
Our bespoke training programme puts you in the driving seat, and we’ll work with your priorities, needs, and timescales to deliver engaging training to help support your staff and build resilience.
As well as in-house experts, we also work with a range of qualified industry professionals, so you can be confident that your programme is effective and based on best practice. Below are just a few of the topics we can provide training on:
TASC, The Ambulance Staff Charity, is a leading national charity devoted to caring for the wellbeing of the UK’s ambulance community.
Since our creation in 2015, we have provided independent and life-changing mental, physical and financial wellbeing services to the UK’s vast ambulance community including NHS and private staff, retired staff, ambulance service volunteers and paramedic science students.
We have an immense amount of experience around the areas of mental health and general wellbeing, especially for people in the blue light services. With our in-house experts and our qualified industry partners, we’re constantly adapting to ensure everything we do is best practice, evidence-based and in line with what our service users tell us they need. This approach, alongside our first-class rated support team, has made us the most known external supporter from UK ambulance staff.
Choosing TASC as your training provider goes beyond just up-skilling your staff. The profits we make from our training go back into our charity, enabling us to continue providing vital services to support the wellbeing of the UK’s ambulance community.
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