What support is given to me as a responder?
We care deeply about ensuring each and everyone of our responders receives the right support throughout their time with LIVES. This is not just about providing the right skills and confidence – we know that dealing with an emergency situation can be stressful and there will always be someone there to talk through the incidents and the emotions they evoke.
First Responders are also organised into local groups where they work on a rota system and come together regularly for training. We know this helps provide additional peer support.
Is previous experience needed to be a responder?
No, we provide all the necessary training and support.
If you are a qualified healthcare professional we will talk to you about the most appropriate level at which to respond. Similarly for these individuals we provide necessary training and support.