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Military vs Medicine - Part 2

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Two industries that serve their countries. Two industries of high pressure and challenge. Two industries that can learn from each other.

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The Microsteps Webinar Series

Webinars that empower healthcare workers

  • Brought to you by You Okay, Doc? - the Mental Health Charity for Doctors
  • In Partnership with #FirstRespondersFirst
  • Sponsored by Draeger

Our Third Edition: Military vs Medicine - Part 2

Hosted by You Okay, Doc? psychotherapist Chris Cherry. 45 minutes of conversation followed by a 30 minute Q&A for everyone to get involved.

Two incredible industries that serve our country. Two industries with enormous pressures to perform, often at the expense of the individual. Two industries that can learn so much from each other to build a positive future.

Military and medicine are intensely rewarding careers. However, with this reward comes an enormous sense of responsibility. So much so, that the men & women who join to serve others often find themselves unable to cope.

Post-traumatic-Stress-Order is a very real, life-changing condition for millions of veterans. And it is sadly common amongst medical professionals, worsened exponentially by COVID-19. But with targeted, bespoke support, the long term impact can be minimised and, importantly, every person suffering never has to feel alone.

At You Okay, Doc?, we believe that military and medical professionals can learn so much from each other to make a positive change in supporting mental health.

In this second part of our Military vs Medicine webinar, we bring Brandon Young to explore with You Okay, Doc?'s psychotherapist, Chris Cherry, the unique pressures faced by the military and medics, how we can support the personnel of the future - how to recognise, deal with and prevent Post Traumatic Stress Order - and the big impact that Microsteps can have.

We are proud to provide this webinar free of charge to ensure everyone can access our support. As a charity, however, we rely on donations therefore please give what you can by texting DOCTOR to 70331 (£3), 70970 (£5) or 70191 (£20).

About Brandon Young

Brandon is a former US Army Ranger, and Co-Founder/ Principal at Applied Leadership Partners, helping organizations create tightly knit, high performing teams, built for the challenges ahead. His wife, Kelly, is an Emergency Department Nurse on the front lines of COVID-19.

As a Special Operator, he conducted 4 rotations to Afghanistan and placed 3rd in the 2006 US Army Best Ranger Competition. He has spent over 20 years building and leading teams in the military, corporate healthcare, and non-profit sectors.

Brandon helped over 150,000 veterans reintegrate back into over 200 American communities while serving on the executive leadership team of a national veteran serving non profit. He's been published in various peer reviewed academic journals for his work as a co-developer of the Enriched Life Scale, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Leadership at Denver Seminary (2023). His passion is faith, family, community, people, and family adventures!

About Chris Cherry

Chris is a Founding Trustee of You Okay, Doc? and a qualified integrative psychotherapist with over 30 years' experience.

He is fully registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapy and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including the NHS, the Crown Prosecution Service, as well as founding and coordinating a number of organisations. His work has also extended to a variety of appearances on a wide range of TV and radio programmes including ‘The Truth About Men’ on ITV, Radio 4 and BBC Radio Berkshire.

Chris has worked with a broad range of emotional issues ranging from anxiety to addictions and with these experiences he will provide valuable insight into tailoring specific products to support doctors’ mental health.

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