Coping with student life for trainee paramedics

Adjusting to student life can be tough. You might be getting used to a new living situation, or moving away from home for the first time. Maybe you’re nervous about starting your course, or you’re worried about making new friends. And, if you’re training to work as a paramedic, you might find your course covers difficult subjects that you might want to talk through with someone who understands.

Mind has put together a special hub on their website just for students, which you might find helpful. It includes tips on coping with university life, how to manage with the added stress of coronavirus, and pages specifically for disabled, LGBTQI+ and students from minority ethnic backgrounds.

If you’re in the second year or higher in a paramedic science course, the Ambulance Staff Charity are able to provide you with support. Call them on 02477 987 922, from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. They’ll be able to talk you through advice, and signpost you to further options.

Student mental health hub

Adjusting to student life can be tough. This site from Mind has tips, articles, videos and links on everything from coping with stress, to coronavirus, pages specifically for disabled, LGBTQI+ and students from minority ethnic backgrounds.

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Useful contacts for coping with student life

Adjusting to student life can be tough. Mind’s Student Hub has collected this list of people, organisations and helplines for students, on all sorts of aspects of home and university life.

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The Ambulance Staff Charity

The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC) provides services to support the mental health, physical rehabilitation, and financial wellbeing of the UK’s ambulance staff, their family members, students, and ambulance service volunteers. You can call their wellbeing team on 02477 987 922, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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10 stress busters

If you’re stressed, whether by your job or something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause.

This web page from the NHS outlines ten easy ways for you to reduce the amount of stress you experience. It includes tips on remaining positive, connecting with people, and getting active.

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