Supporting our exceptional people
With around 5,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers working within the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), it is important that each and every individual has access to a comprehensive range of help and support services, when they need it most. Your support can help provide this.
The nature of the work done by our exceptional staff and volunteers means that they can often be exposed to traumatic and disturbing events. We work closely with the SWASFT's Staying Well Service to provide multiple sources of help and support for physical health and mental wellbeing.
Patients and their families frequently tell us that our personnel have gone 'above and beyond' or 'gone the extra mile' with their care, kindness, professionalism and often their humour. You can help us 'go the extra mile' for them in return, giving support or showing appreciation for the incredible things they do.
As a registered charity, we're able to help the NHS go further by funding enhancements to existing provision, responding to the welfare needs of our people, as they in turn respond to the urgent and emergency healthcare needs of South West communities.
From specialist counselling and physical therapy sessions to cups of tea and treats, and from training bursaries to quiet and comfy spaces, we 'go the extra mile' to support our exceptional people.