Positive impact: Improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals

Work plays a pivotal role in our lives. Therefore, enhancing the health and wellbeing of any workforce is vital – this is especially so in the healthcare sector when some mistakes can be life-threatening.

However, humans are complex. Workplaces are complex. Mental health is complex. That means there won’t be a ‘one size fits all approach’ when addressing wellbeing challenges of an organisation and its people.

The good news is that more healthcare organisations are making the care of their people a top priority.

In this episode of the Our People podcast, we speak to Dr Maura Kenny, who was appointed inaugural Director of Staff Wellbeing at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network in 2022.

With a long history of involvement in staff wellbeing projects both in Australia and internationally, Maura oversees programs and initiatives to help to bolster the health and wellbeing of its workforce.

As well as being a is a consultant psychiatrist with SA Health, she is a recognised mindfulness teacher, trainer, keynote speaker and researcher with 20 years of experience of teaching mindfulness courses in both clinical and organisational settings, including a teaching partner position with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at Oxford University.

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