About Us

 

“Those working in care-giving organisations which are compassionate are more likely to have the emotional resource needed for caring and are less likely to experience burnout.”
Figley, 1995; Lilius et al, 2011

Jayne Ellis

Jayne Ellis

Founder and Director

For the past 30 years, Jayne has worked as a nurse in hospitals, hospice and community settings, and as a lecturer in the faculty of health at a London University. Today, she still works clinically as part of the emergency medical teams at local racecourses and for a private ambulance service.

“Working in a profession where you feel that you are in a position to help and make a difference isn’t just a job but becomes part of who you are. Nothing comes close to the feeling that you have touched another’s life and helped them through a difficult time.

“But, I am aware that this type of work comes at a price to those of us who do it and that price can be ourselves.

“My passion is to deliver training that provides those in a caring role with the skills and knowledge they need to be able to do their job to the best of their ability. My years of experience and the diverse settings of my career have shaped the way I teach, and I am a passionate, imaginative and innovative teacher, graded as outstanding by Ofsted. “Having completed courses in Compassion Fatigue I have developed bespoke training to help carers of both humans and animals bring balance and healing to themselves and support their teams.”

Richard Carter

Richard Carter

Director of Education

Richard is a paramedic and has 15 years’ experience in both the NHS and the private sector. After working in the Middle East for 2 years, Richard took a post as an Emergency Care Practitioner in an Urgent Care Centre on his return to the UK.

“I have been teaching since I was a teenager, initially swimming, lifesaving, lifeguarding and first aid before I decided it was time to practice what I preach, and I joined London Ambulance Service. I believe that a good teacher should believe in what they teach and be passionate about the subject. Whatever I teach, I do it with one goal; to make a difference to my students.

“After returning to the NHS in 2016, I was upset to see how many good people were leaving or off work with ‘stress’. It was at this time that I was talking to Jayne and realised that there was a name for how these good people were feeling. I recollected on my own experiences and drew comparisons to how I had felt a few years ago.

“I learnt about Compassion Fatigue and the effects that it has on the individual, their family and their colleagues. I qualified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional with the IATP in 2018. Together with Jayne we are making it our mission to deliver the message of compassion fatigue.

“In addition to teaching and spreading the message about Compassion Fatigue, the EF training team has a lot of pre-hospital care experience. If you are interested in an accredited, bespoke or pre-hospital care course, please get in touch.”

Trudi Davison

Trudi Davison

Compassion Fatigue Tutor and Facilitator

Trudi has worked in both the corporate world and in physical therapy. She has had first hand experience of stress in the working environment and how it can affect a person, both physically and mentally.
“As a Chiropractor, I have found that many of my patients clearly identify the workplace as a major contributing factor to their state of mind and physical health.

“Such is the concern over the welfare of people across all working environments, I am now taking my passion further to train and consult with companies and institutions in order to identify Compassion Fatigue before it becomes a major issue.

“By early identification of the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue, EF training believes that we can inspire and encourage management teams and staff to reignite the passion for their profession, and help them manage self care. Ultimately this will ensure that the workplace environment doesn’t overwhelm people and that self care is encouraged and promoted to allow staff to enjoy life, and to feel professionally and personally fulfilled.”

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of Ambulance staff have had time off for work-related stress

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of Hospice staff believe work has changed them as a person

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of Healthcare workers felt Compassion Fatigue Training has helped them cope better with their work

Recent feedback from our
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Training Courses

“I love Jayne’s training. She always delivers it in an interesting way that I can understand so I do actually learn and retain the information”

Hospice Worker

“Very valuable training. Incredibly relevant. Excellent trainers, very engaging and understanding of our perspective”

Healthcare worker

“Good day with some thought-provoking discussions”

Ambulance staff

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