THE South Western Ambulance Service has won national recognition for its well-being services.

Competing in the Great British Workplace Wellbeing awards, the team scooped two gongs at an awards ceremony held in London.

For the second time in two years the service bagged the ‘Best Wellbeing Strategy’ award, in addition to claiming the ‘Wellbeing Company of the Year’ award.

Lauren Dunn, Head of Wellbeing, Occupational Health and Freedom to Speak Guardian at the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We feel so privileged to provide welfare and safe spaces to our people each day through our Wellbeing and Freedom to Speak Up services.  “To receive national recognition for our wellbeing strategy within the public sector demonstrates the passion and dedication we have as a Trust to our people and their wellbeing.  “I am beyond proud of the team who day in and day out provide immediate access to support our people - they tirelessly dedicate their work life to saving and changing the lives of their colleagues.”

Ms Dunn spoke to more than 300 people when she attended the ceremony to claim the title, explaining the service’s commitment to their staff’s wellbeing.

The ambulance service came up trumps after battling more than 1,000 other nominated companies and public sector organisations.

The awards aim to highlight organisations which make a positive impact on their workforce. Launched in partnership by the founders of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and industry experts and Great British Entrepreneur alumni brand Wellity Workplace Wellbeing, the group says it works to champion employers who look after their workers.