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Ambulance service staff and volunteers work hard to prevent mental health problems affecting their performance at work, but this can impact relationships with friends and family.
“I try to remain 'professional' but that means my daughter and private life suffer for it.”
“Most of the people in your life outside of work have never seen or been involved in a traumatic event, so this can lead to you feeling alone, different, or isolated from family and friends.” (Image: Metropolitan police)
Our research shows that talking to friends and family is the most popular coping mechanism for search and rescue service personnel when they're feeling low or stressed.
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