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
After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I was not alone. It was the first time since my cardiac arrest the previous year that I had spoken face-to-face with someone who had experienced what I had. This was also true for my wife, who also happened to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the idea of SCA UK was born. Since then, we have achieved a considerable amount, primarily providing information, resources and support to others in a similar situation but also raising the profile of survivorship and the need for better post-discharge care. We are starting to get traction in this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely believe we have a bright future ahead and will make a significant difference in the lives of many who join our ranks.