Equality and Inclusion: Uncomfortable Conversations




Equality and Inclusion: Uncomfortable Conversations

AACE and the College of Paramedics hosted a Zoom call on Thursday 11 March 2021 – centred on uncomfortable conversations. Our aim was to support colleagues with ways to feel confident when holding uncomfortable conversations about bias, micro aggressions and inappropriate banter. We invited all ambulance service staff to attend this session on learning through discomfort – and why feeling uncomfortable isn’t a bad thing. 

In a really engaging session we heard from speakers with expertise, knowledge and experience in this area and provided the opportunity for colleagues to reflect on what they heard, share their own thoughts and views, and take forward some valuable and practical insights.

It was a truly inspiring event – see for yourself in our recording below.
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This session was kindly supported by our friends at Class Publishing.

Please take the opportunity to check out their Ambulance and Paramedic publications here.



The session was facilitated by Asmina Islam Chowdhury, Inclusion Manager at SECAmb, and Claire Vaughan, Executive Director of Workforce & OD at WAST.


Rene Carayol MBE
Executive Coach & Leadership Speaker

Brendan Roach
Purple Space 

Liz Harris
Head of Professional Standards, College of Paramedics

Dr Catherine Goodwin
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, WAST

Will Hancock
Chief Executive, SCAS