11 Oct Amina, a midwife’s story
Midwife Amina has shared some of her top tips on how she looks after herself and her team.
Amina said: “On the ward, I work in a great team who are constantly making sure we’re taking our break. We also have a volunteer wellbeing service who visit every day with a tea trolley, offering great cakes and a chat to anyone who needs it!
“In my work with Tommy’s we refer to ourselves as ‘a cuddle of midwives’. I know I can contact any or all of the other midwives when I need advice, support or just someone to reflect with.”
“What I loved about working through the pandemic, despite its challenges, was that everyone kept checking in with each other. There was a lot of care for the team and making sure we were all doing ok – and that helped greatly.”
Many of the organisations that are part of #BLAW offer support, training and resources to health professionals.
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