Do it for Defib with survivor Charlotte Pickwick

In episode 13 Paul talks with nurse and cardiac arrest survivor Charlotte Pickwick.

Our longest episode yet covers a lot of ground as Charlotte will happily admit, she likes to talk! However, it’s not just idle talk, as her journey since her cardiac arrest 26th December 2018 has been very interesting and she talks about the impact it has had on her, her saviour husband and her family.

Not wanting to dwell on things they have moved forward as a family unit and embraced their new life in positive ways. These include engaging fully with survivors and other members of Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK and by paying it forward by setting up their own charity Do It For Defib to save lives in their local area.

Available to listen on the link below or Spotify, Apple , Google and your favourite podcast player.

Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded July 2019

Psychological aspects of a cardiac arrest with Dr Mion

In episode #010 of the Life After Cardiac Arrest podcast, Paul talks with clinical psychologist Dr Marco Mion during a live webinar to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK Facebook group.

Clinical psychology focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders such as depression and anxiety. Dr Mion currently works in London with Stroke patients and also at the Essex CTC where he works with those affected by a cardiac arrest.

He talks about his work at the CTC, what clinical psychology is and how it can help people affected by a cardiac arrest. His talk at last years Guinness World Record event was very well received and he will be talking again at the “Not Alone” event.

Available to listen on the link below or Spotify, Apple , Google and your favourite podcast player.

Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded May 2019

The flanking manoeuvres of survivor Joanna Balgarnie

In episode #009 of the Life After Cardiac Arrest podcast, Paul talks with cardiac arrest survivor Joanna Balgarnie.

Joanna’s life as a military wife seems to be coming to calmer times as she and her family return to the UK after an extended period abroad. However, things don’t go to plan when she has an unexpected and sudden cardiac arrest whilst sharing a bed with her daughter in a strangers house.

Joanna talks openly about the event, the impact it has had on her and her families life and how she has overcome the problems that have been thrown at her since.

She talks about how she has adapted to the multiple ICD shocks and loss of her driving license including moving house, changing job and utilising the governments Access to Work scheme.

Be aware that this episode gets quite emotional at times and the subject of suicide is touched upon, if you feel in need of someone to talk to please call the Samaritans on 116 123.

Available to listen on the links below or Spotify, Apple , Google and your favourite podcast player.

Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded June 2019