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    Lessons learned in your darkest hour

    Paul Spinks takes his experience as a paramedic and trauma counsellor and spins it into gold, delivering mental health and leadership presentations to mine sites and workplaces across the country. Veteran paramedic and trauma counsellor Paul Spinks has seen a lot in his professional life, and he’s able to use those experiences as a means to contextualise

    Coronavirus may be the Wakeup Call we needed

    If you’re looking for inspiration to change, look no further than our frontline health workers who are making the selfless decision to help others every day, writes paramedic Paul Spinks. For the last 16 years I have been walking into people’s homes dealing with all kinds of medical illnesses and contagions. Sometimes people’s conditions are
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    Star Casino on the Gold Coast

    After a busy few weeks at Glencore Mines I returned home to present at the Star Casino on the Gold Coast to the Queensland Mining Industry. I was reminded on my way out why I do this when one guy stopped me the hall way and said “Mate I just wanted to say you saved
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    What we should learn from the rise of Ash Barty

    I was watching an Ash Barty press conference during Wimbledon and what caught my attention was the question around advice for Naomi Osaka, the young Japanese player who seems to have lost her love of tennis. Barty responded that we’re all on a different journey and that what worked for her might not necessarily work for Osaka. What was clear in Barty’s response, though, is that she’s a caring young woman who has found a way to deal with the pressures of her workplace with a positive outcome, and feels deeply for her colleague. Elite sport is a high-pressure environment, so it’s no surprise to see more and more athletes from multiple codes finding the need to take a break. It shows that as a society, we’re making progress in putting ourselves and our mental health first.
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    Mental Health Days – coming to a workplace near you

    There is a new workplace term and that is ‘mental health day’ – a day to recover from the impact of stresses, overload and burn out. This day does not have to be work related and may stem from work, home, life or a combination of all three. So, is there really any substance in
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    A very responsive crowd at Gladstone Power QLD

    Thanks to all who attended today’s Safety and Leadership Forum with guest speaker Paul Spinks. Paul shared his real life stories and delivered a series of powerful messages and lessons that we can put in practice to reconnect with our mental health and family members mental health.   If you would like to view Paul’s
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    When it comes to mental health, our leaders are failing us

    Election campaigns seem to go forever with neither leader overly keen to answer questions, but rather make statements and get that 10 second grab for the nightly news. This can leave many frustrated as they desperately seek to find a reason to pick one side over the other. If they cannot choose, they may well
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    4 Million Allergy Sufferers and Rising

    Allergies occur when a person’s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless for most people. These substances are known as allergens and are found in dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, ticks, molds, foods and some medicines. The symptoms include sneezing, hives, runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rash, stomach pains, swelling of the lips, face,
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    Paramedic Paul Spinks discusses how Allergies are on the increase

    Paramedic Paul Spinks joins Brent Bultitude to discuss How Allergies are on the increase in Australia.

    Pill testing is legalisation of illicit drugs

    The push to permit testing of illicit drugs at music festivals is a form of legalisation, where drug users and pushers are essentially given a free hand to use and distribute an illegal product.

    Signs of a Panic Attack with Paramedic Paul Spinks

    Paramedic Paul Spinks joins Brent Bultitude to discuss -What are the signs of a Panic Attack?. Paul shares information on what to do should you believe you’re having a Panic Attac

    If you cant handle what you see you shouldn’t be in the job

    Maintaining good mental fitness starts with us, every hour of every minute of every day.

    Trials of Paramedics

    After 16 years as a paramedic and trauma counsellor, Paul joins Brent again to pick on their discussion of the life a paramedic.

    Teenage girl lands in rehab after compulsively watching YouTube

    A story out of the US of a teenage girl having to go into rehab, after becoming addicted to YouTube, should have all of us sit and take notice and end the ongoing debate of whether online addiction is real and should be included into the ‘bible’ of mental illness, known as the DSM.

    Mental Health Day and Medication

    35 million prescriptions and counting - Australia we have a problem! Each year more and more Australian’s are being prescribed with anti-depressants. Paul speaks with 2Hd's Brent Bultitude.

    Paramedic Paul Spinks discusses what to do if bitten by a snake.

    Paul Spinks gives some great advice when Brent ask if you are bitten by a snake what should you do? Paul speaks with 2Hd's Brent Bultitude.

    It’s all connected

    This is the age of information, yet the vast majority are in no hurry to change their habits and in many cases, even after a health scare such as a heart attack, that is an attack upon the most vital organ in your body, 25% of us still make no changes to our lifestyle.

    Prevention before Prescription

    No one likes to feel sad and if you are waking most days feeling that it is too much to face the world today, well then you need help and should seek it as soon as possible. You may even be able to identify what you believe to be the cause of your sadness, perhaps

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