Well-be­ing pri­ori­tised

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

TO en­sure it is pro­vid­ing the best pos­si­ble work­place en­vi­ron­ment, Bel­mont-based St John Am­bu­lance has es­tab­lished an In­de­pen­dent Over­sight Panel to ex­am­ine its work­place cul­ture and the well-be­ing of staff and vol­un­teers.

Its mem­bers are Min­is­te­rial Coun­cil for Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion chair­man Neale Fong and Ru­ral Health Work­force Australia chair­man Ian Tay­lor. The team will ex­plore is­sues and per­for­mance around work­place well-be­ing pro­grams and sup­port struc­tures.

“Both of th­ese men are well-re­spected and have a great deal of ex­pe­ri­ence in the ar­eas of gen­eral health, men­tal health and sui­cide pre­ven­tion,” St John Am­bu­lance chief ex­ec­u­tive Tony Ah­ern said. “Their in­de­pen­dence, in­sight and un­der­stand­ing into what are very del­i­cate and com­pli­cated is­sues will be greatly val­ued.

“One of the other roles of the panel is to give the or­gan­i­sa­tion in­de­pen­dent ad­vice and rec­om­men­da­tions about the cur­rent and for­mer re­views, in re­la­tion to man­age­ment and our pro­cesses re­lat­ing to em­ployee en­gage­ment, em­ploy­ment and well-be­ing.”

As well as es­tab­lish­ing the panel, St John Am­bu­lance will also em­ploy two ad­di­tional chap­lains who will visit on-road am­bu­lance crews and in­crease aware­ness about the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s broad range of well-be­ing and sup­port ser­vices.

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