Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:05   |   Read 640 times

Your image of what a paramedic does is probably similar to ours. "Ambos" (as we Aussies call them) racing to save lives that are in physical peril. And while they do work to save lives from physical trauma and injury, it turns out that vastly more of their work is related to mental health.

Stress and lifestyle factors cause untold psychological trauma. It can lead to depression and self-harm. Our typical response is to simply medicate... 

Paul Spinks outlines why this default response to mental health is causing more harm than good... and what we can do about it.

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As a Paramedic and Trauma Counsellor, Paul Spinks has dealt for years with people at their most vulnerable, helping him to create unique insights into the challenges people face in dealing with their own health, both mentally and physically.

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