Chapter 3: When more help is needed

Introduction

The paramedic says
Les shares how difficult it was to ask for help, but how important it was that he made the call. (3:22)Video transcript

We never really learned how to take care of ourselves – Canadian Paramedic

 

The cumulative impact of on-the-job stress can affect personal lives, relationships and work life. As a paramedic “in the middle of it”, you may not realize that you need extra care and support. If you can regularly check in with yourself, you'll be able to increase your self-awareness and be better prepared to face the challenges of your work. Part of this is knowing when to ask for help.