Health & Wellbeing Services
Health & Wellbeing is central to the ongoing development of our people at West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust and for ensuring that we provide the very best care to our patients and service users.
The aim of this website is to set out the vision for providing a positive and healthy working environment in which our people have access to support and services to help them enhance their personal Health & Wellbeing and to reach their full potential.
We are proud of the diverse suite of Health & Wellbeing services and provision available to staff, including in-house resources and services as well as signposting opportunities to external avenues of support, there really is something for everyone.
This website will provide information and signposting for our people to help them access the range of support and health that is available and appropriate for their individual needs.
Support for the loved ones of ambulance staff.
Having a partner, family member or a close friend in the ambulance service is never easy. Day in and day out you watch them deal with the high pressures, long hours and difficult working conditions, which can all have an impact on their mental health and their relationship with their loved ones.
You may also see them be affected by particularly difficult or traumatic jobs or the death of a colleague, and it can be heart breaking when you don’t know how to help them.
This TASC handbook has been created to provide information on mental health and bereavement, and support the partners, children, parents, and family members of people who serve in the UK’s ambulance community. In this handbook, you will learn:
- how to recognise the signs of common mental health conditions and how you can support someone suffering with the condition
- where you can go for more information, advice, and support
- how to take care of yourself or a loved one struggling with their mental health
- how to help someone struggling with grief and loss
- how to talk to children about mental health or bereavement.
Click on the image to download the handbook.
* Please note this website is not intended to replace or supersede any health and medical advice provided by your GP or medical specialist.