Oaks staff wellbeing suite
As part of Ramsay Health Care’s commitment to the mental wellbeing of its team members, all sites are nominating staff to attend mental health first aid training. Having been fortunate enough to attend a two day training event this year I was inspired by other delegates who had created quiet spaces within their hospital to promote staff wellbeing and so took this idea back to my hospital.
Here at Oaks the senior leadership team have been fully supportive of this initiative, especially during these challenging times. A comfortable lounge has been allocated for use by anyone who needs to take time out of their day to reflect and gather their thoughts. As well as refreshments there is a computer to access information supporting good mental wellbeing, colouring pencils & books, a mental health resource file and the area has a relaxed feel due to the garden view and decorative plants.
This week is mental health awareness week in the UK and our hospital, along with all Ramsay sites has received additional resources for our staff to access. These include relaxation masks, soothing hand creams and an aromatherapy room diffuser. It has been lovely to hear positive feedback from staff members who have used the wellbeing suite.