In a wide-ranging discussion, Gill Moreton, Clinical Lead for the Emergency Services at NHS Lothian’s Rivers Centre, and Gail Topping, a paramedic with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS), cover the difference between formal and informal peer support, when each might be appropriate, and how to promote a culture of supporting your peers.
About the speakers
Gill is the Service lead for Lifelines Scotland, which provides training and online resources to the blue light community in Scotland on peer and post-trauma support. You can learn more about the work that Lifelines do by visiting their website.
Gail co-developed the ‘R U OK?’ peer support campaign within the Scottish Ambulance Service, which aimed to help promote conversations around mental health and wellbeing. You can read more about the campaign by following this link.
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