Hampshire and Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance also known as (HIOWAA) this week launched a new initiative. 

The initiative will give the team’s doctors, paramedics and pilots the ability to monitor their wellbeing and mental health and seek help if necessary.

Alex Lochrane, chief executive at HIOWAA, said: “National reporting has highlighted that everyone working in the emergency services can be affected by post-traumatic stress at any point in their career, and our critical care teams at HIOWAA are no exception.

“They put themselves out there every day and face situations that are unimaginable to us.

“I am really proud that we can now offer them a platform to seek support and advice, should they need it and I hope others will follow our example.”

The wellbeing website on which members can complete an anonymous monthly survey to monitor their mental health.

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