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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance doctor to present online Wellbeing Programme to Blue Light Services employees

In May 2019, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) launched the UK’s first Air Ambulance online Wellbeing Programme; an initiative that takes a proactive approach to monitoring and enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of the Charity’s Critical Care Teams.

At the heart of the programme is a website designed to give the Charity’s paramedics, doctors, pilots and dispatch assistants the tools to monitor their own mental health by completing an anonymous monthly survey. The programme was recently nominated for ‘Digital Innovation of the Year’ at the Third Sector Awards, ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence and has now been nominated for a UHS Hospital Hero Award.

In a drive to promote and share the work as widely as possible amongst emergency services colleagues, Dr Matt Kerton, who developed the online Wellbeing Programme alongside the Charity, has been invited to speak at the Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing for Blue Light Services Employees Briefing, on Friday 31st January 2020.

Speaking about his role as a doctor working on board the Air Ambulance, Dr Matt Kerton comments:

“There is nothing that can prepare us for what we come up against every day and we regularly attend life-changing incidents that stay with us long after our shift finishes. Every incident is different, every patient is different, and every situation can change in a split second.”

The Briefing will offer insights delivered by other frontline professionals from across the
emergency services, including: promoting positive wellbeing to help retain staff, implementing
successful strategies to help improve support for employees and developing a resilient
workforce who can manage their workload.

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