A Podcast on the coping methods of dealing with Trauma.

Most folk will know that I have been heavily involved in dealing with trauma. I was asked to do at Podcast for Basics Scotland. It was not easy but I hope you may get something out of it.

Comments welcome


David “Heavy” Whalley with his plethora of civilian and military search and rescue experience chats us through the effects events such as the Lockerbie disaster has had on him.  He discusses the culture and attitude change to the effects these incidents have on the responder, what to look for and how to create healthy coping systems and networks.

Key points from this podcast:
  • Look after your team and know and look out for the signs that things are not going so well
  • Its good to talk, never be ashamed to talk.
  • Look after your families

BASICS Scotland Basics Scotland (British Association of Immediate Care) is a charity based in Perthshire. We specialise in promoting the provision of high quality pre-hospital emergency care to health professionals in Scotland.

Guide to accessing the BASICS Scotland podcasts:

You will find Podcasts in the main menu of the BASICS Scotland Website (circled in red in the image below). Or just click on the banner on the homepage.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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