Why Do We Exist?
Stress and adverse mental health are often the highest cause of work related absence in the ambulance services and its ripple effect has left a devastating scar.
Often exposed to intense and emotionally sensitive tasks day after day has led to a rising number of clinicians suffering from depression, PTSD, self-destructive behaviours and ultimately suicide. It is in this landscape that Circus Head was born.
Our crew draw on an array of skills and experience including mental health first aid, nursing, Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) and bereavement counselling.
Much like the wider NHS, in recent years pre-hospital care has been under immense pressure and the impact on our clinician’s mental health has been of increasing concern.
We aim to provide support that is built from the ground up by the clinicians themselves, and strengthened by local communities.
Tailored to the more nuanced individual requirements, we provide unique opportunities and support for staff to find their own way through difficult times.
Our services provide support to:
We are proud to support a wide range of clinicians and families who are most in need of our services. Such as; Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Student Paramedics, Ambulance Support Staff, Doctors and Community First Responders.
Local communities throughout the East of England, specifically bolstering the relationship between frontline healthcare staff and the public.
Pre-hospital clinicians (paramedics, student paramedics, emergency medical technicians, etc.) who are identified as either ‘at risk’ of clinical burnout or experiencing mental health issues or crises