Nov. 25, 2021 –  “So, for me, it was the relation of my personal life with the family or the incident I was at. I found that very difficult. There were a number of times when I had to take myself away because I was just getting too involved in it, and feeling it.” “Going to talk to someone else after the event was really important,” he continued. “But it continues — it doesn’t leave you there, you just manage it better.”

The film covered a conversation he had with Emergency Care Assistant Chloe Taylor, 24, and Paramedic Will Parish, 27, from the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust in their home near Reading, Berkshire. It was played in full at a symposium, led by William’s Royal Foundation on Thursday, which brought together the senior leaders from the emergency services from across the U.K. to address the mental health of their workforces.  William highlighted how difficult it is sometimes for emergency workers to share what they see with their friends and families. “People want to protect their families, their loved ones from horrendous, and horrible and very sad things,” he said. “But you’re leading two different lives. You’re blocking your loved ones out from a very important part of who you are and who you’re becoming.”


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