Author: Linda Sage

Linda is a criminal psychologist, trainer, writer and broadcaster who now lives in Leeds. She was born in Norfolk, brought up in Kent, and has lived and worked throughout Europe (with many years in Spain), the Middle East, USA and Canada – to date she has moved 42 times. Her areas of interest are self-care, mindset, compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, avoiding burnout, the autistic spectrum, travel and musical theatre.

PC Andrew Harper’s killers sentenced for manslaughter

Linda Sage

A dedicated police officer had officially finished his long shift four hours before and was on the M4 due to go home, when a 999 call came in. Police constables Andrew Harper and Andrew Shaw responded to the call, with a catastrophic outcome. PC Andrew Harper, who was only 28 years old, was killed by […]

Burnout can happen to anyone

Linda Sage
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“I wanted to sit down and cry and curl up in the corner. I am so scared if I breakdown, I might never recover. Been up five times last night with dad, now I have to put on a smile and go to work – so tired and drained of energy.”  This was part of […]

The mental health crisis in nursing

Linda Sage

In the first eight months of 2019, NHS nurses took nearly 1,000,000 days off sick with mental health issues. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the suicide rate for nurses is 23 percent higher than the national average, with women nurses in particular at high risk. During this Covid-19 crisis, the […]