Georgie Blundell, CEO of the Sana Health Group, will be embarking on a trip of a lifetime, climbing Mont Blanc in the French Alps this June to raise funds and awareness for charity Healthcare Heartbeat. Funds raised will go towards enabling healthcare workers to receive mental health and wellness support through Healthcare Heartbeat initiatives. Sana Health Group is an Australasian leader in behavioural health. Their mission is to support more people towards a better future. Sana brings together leading providers in the areas of prevention and treatment for addiction, mental health, and eating disorders.
Georgie has an extensive background in the operational management of large multi-site clinical businesses. She has an expert clinical background in rehabilitating clients with catastrophic brain and spinal injuries and has worked both in Australia and in Europe. She is an avid adventurer recently summiting Kilimanjaro, and trekking to Everest Base Camp, and has a passion for her family, running trails and the outdoor lifestyle.
“Seeing first-hand how healthcare and emergency services workers display care, professionalism, and discretionary effort is always an inspiration, but it has been an exceptionally difficult few years and we are all feeling the impact far and wide,” shares Georgie. “This is an opportunity that I can give back to nurses, healthcare and emergency services workers across Australia, and encourage others to also invest into the mental fitness and wellbeing of this valuable workforce.”
Healthcare and emergency services workers are experiencing much higher levels of anxiety, workplace stress, burnout, and communication breakdowns than ever before. This is having a significant flow on effect to their families, home life and their mental wellbeing. Healthcare Heartbeat unites businesses who offer mental health and wellbeing services tailored for healthcare and emergency services workers.
Sana Health Group’s fundraising support will enable healthcare workers to access Healthcare Heartbeat’s Reflect, Reset, and Renew sponsorship package. Facilitated by Finnbell Consulting’s Katheryn Curnow, these sessions equip shift-workers with the tools to better respond to triggering encounters situations and develop more mindful habits.
“The Reflect, Reset, and Renew program aims to deliver two key outcomes. Firstly, to offer simple science-based strategies that can be used in the moment when healthcare workers are feeling triggered or under stress so they can regain a sense of calm and even enhance their focus and performance. Secondly is to reframe the mindset and rhetoric of self-care being perceived as an optional practice only engaged in when you have the time,” highlights Katheryn.
“The need to prioritise wellbeing as a core way in which we work and live is relevant now more than ever as healthcare workers report experiencing increasing levels of anxiety and burnout with the flow-on effect adversely impacting families and life outside of work. We recognise that our wellbeing is inextricably linked to our sense of life satisfaction, the quality of our relationships and our capacity to fulfill our potential. Healthcare Heartbeat are committed to providing science-based programs that support healthcare workers to thrive – that is to be and feel their best.”
“We at Healthcare Heartbeat are proud to have partnered with the Sana Health Group team to deliver initiatives that are vital in ensuring that healthcare and emergency services workers remain physically and mentally healthy,” shares Gabbi.
“We believe Healthcare Heartbeat programs will help create more resilient and happier healthcare workers and we value Sana Health Group’s input and support to ensure that we can make a sustainable positive impact to our nation's workforce.”
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