Over the past 13 years Jamie has been heavily involved with Voluntary Aid Societies, providing Medical Cover at a range of events from Ultra-Marathons to Festivals. He is currently operational as Ambulance Crew supporting Ambulance Services across the country, responding to 999 calls. He uses his experiences to provide context and clarity to his training.
Jamie is a qualified Merchant Navy Deck Officer, who trained at Plymouth University and was fully certified through the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). Whilst his primary role onboard was as a Navigation Officer on Cruise Ships, he also was the vessel's Designated Training Officer - delivering training in Fire Fighting, Sea Survival, Crowd Control, First Aid and Security Incidents. He has travelled the world and has experienced training at some of the worlds leading providers - from Fire Fighting Training in Alaska to Sea Survival Training in The Netherlands.
Jamie's extensive experience in First Aid Training Delivery comes from his involvement with the UK's leading first aid training providers. He has been a Trainer & Trainer Mentor for the British Red Cross and has been in a variety of positions with St John Ambulance. He has also managed a team of 135 freelance trainers for a leading Paediatric First Aid Training Provider, as well as acting as the lead for Internal Quality Assurance and Training Material Development.
As you can tell from Jamie's background, he comes from several a high pressure and high responsibility backgrounds. He has personal experience handling stress in difficult circumstances and seeing the varying ways that workplaces manage it. Seeing his colleagues struggle with their mental health, he believes passionately that the workplace has a big impact on an individuals mental health & wellbeing. This combined with his Ambulance Role, seeing patients who's mental health is affecting them on a day to day basis; Jamie speaks with empathy, authority and enthusiasm on the subject.