Andy Elwood
Andy Elwood

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I live in the Peak District with my wife and we both enjoy being active in the great outdoors. 



I write a blog called Andy's Landie, which features my classic 1973 Land Rover and discusses Wellbeing and mental strength. This is part of my strategy of overcoming a flashback I had to a patient trapped in a Land Rover following an IED attack, whilst I worked as a paramedic on the RAF rescue helicopter on the battlefields of Afghanistan.



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Work Experience

I have just completed 20 years in Emergency services, mostly as a paramedic on Search and Rescue helicopters. I have been a medical and aviation trainer in the military and civilian SAR.



I deliver Human Factors training to NHS clinicians and aircrew. I have also delivered face-to-face and online medical training to civilians providing humanitarian relief in the Syrian crisis.



I now believe I will save more lives through Mental Health campaigning, speaking and Mental Health First Aid training, rather than dangling under a rescue helicopter.



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Qualifications

HCPC Paramedic, Philosophy MA (Hons)



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