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I’m Dan, a Paramedic based in the UK on the frontline of the ambulance service. I am also the author of 999: My Life on the Frontline of the ambulance service. I have also worked nationally creating networks of support to improve the health and wellbeing of our emergency services and NHS. In 2017, I was lucky to work closely with the Heads Together Programme which was orchestrated by the amazing team at the Royal Foundation. During 2017, we managed to start to change the conversation surrounding mental health, striving to make the topic of mental health an acceptable and daily conversation. In 2018 my focus shifted towards workplace wellbeing, my fellowship involves exploring specific models of wellbeing that are in place in the public services of the USA. I hope that my findings will help to support the ongoing work in the UK emergency and essential services, to ensure that all employees in the UK have a happy and healthy place to work.
On 24 January award-winning first-responder Dan Farnworth (2018 Fellow) will publish a memoir exploring the mental health problems of frontline staff in the emergency...