Asking for help: search and rescue
It can feel really difficult to ask for help when you need it – especially when you spend much of your time, whether working or volunteering, in helping others. But there are some steps you can take to build your confidence in having difficult conversations with colleagues.
Firstly, you might need to think about what you need to say, and what you’d like the outcome to be. Understanding your organisation’s policies can help you to know what a good outcome might look like for you.
Then, you need to find the right time and place to have your conversation. You’ll want to choose somewhere quiet and calm, where you can talk in private.
You might well have coped with more than ever before in the last couple of years, and it’s OK to need to think, and talk, about that. These resources might help you feel confident in having this chat with your manager, leader or supervisor.
Coping with what you’ve experienced during coronavirus: search and rescue
This guide from Mind is designed help you make sense of the things you’ve seen and experienced as an emergency responder in the search and rescue service during coronavirus.
It explores some the feelings you may be going through, experiences other responders have shared, tools and strategies to cope with difficult feelings and experiences, and how to deal with any long-lasting impacts to your working and personal life.
It’s available in both English and Welsh.
- 20 min read