Mental Health & Wellbeing in Ambulance Services
Please join the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives’ Zoom call, to be held on Thursday 21 May, 2.15 – 3.15, where you can hear from experts and colleagues who will be speaking professionally – and personally – about managing your mental health and wellbeing in the context of Covid-19.
The AACE are inviting all NHS ambulance service staff to attend this session – taking place in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week – and would encourage you to share this page with colleagues.
Prior to the call, please take the time to view the below video, and check out the additional Mental Health resources further down this page.
Chief Executive, South Central Ambulance Service
Dr Sonya Wallbank
National Clinical Lead, Health and Wellbeing Covid Response
Dr Andy Smith
Executive Medical Director, South Western Ambulance Service
Head of Professional Standards, College of Paramedics
Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes (Strategy and Development), Mind
Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, East Midlands Ambulance Service
Clinical Support Manager for Association of Ambulance Chief Executives / National Ambulance Services Medical Directors (NASMeD) / JRCALC
Dr Catherine Goodwin
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Organisational Culture and Workplace Wellbeing Lead, Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gwasanaethau Ambiwlans Cymru / Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
Related Mental Health Resources
- Ambulance Service Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Guide
- Staff Common Rooms
– NHS England and NHS Improvement Staff Health and Wellbeing support
- Mind Blue Light – presentation video
– A 30 minute video on how to notice the signs of poor mental health in yourself and in your colleagues, including coping strategies and information on where to go to get support.
- Guidance for Managers on Psychosocial Support and Mental Wellbeing of Ambulance Personnel in a Pandemic Crisis
– College of Paramedics
JOINING THE ZOOM CALL
The Zoom session will be held on Thursday 21 May, 2.15 – 3.15.
The link for the Zoom Call is https://horizonsnhs.zoom.us/j/99064589469
Please view the video prior to the call, and also check back
here for further updates to the Resources.
Please note: The film was produced before any of us had heard of Covid-19.
AACE are acutely aware that the world within which many of you are working and all of us are living has changed considerably since then.
However, the issues considered and addressed during the film are still very relevant, more so than ever, hence us sharing it now.
Please also note that since the film was produced before Covid-19, social distancing measures did not apply and as such are not adhered to in the film.