Mental Health and Leadership within a clinical career..
Everest summiteer Prof. Chris Imray talks candidly about mental health, team leadership and leaving a legacy.
Following a career as a medical professional by definition will come with a mental health pressure working in stressful environments where your decisions will have impacts – at times, big ones!
It’s a pressure that will follow you throughout your career from the obvious stress of being new to your job transitioning into more senior leadership roles and an awareness of the mental health impact on you personally, but also your wider team can have significant consequences.
As a senior NHS leader cardio-vascular surgeon Professor Chris Imray shares his experience and view of clinical leadership whilst presenting at the annual WEMSki conference in Italy highlighting how his ‘other life’, expedition leadership and climbing, has enabled him to strike a work/life balance.
WEMski Medicine Conference, Italian Alps www.wemski.com
Join World Extreme Medicine in the Italian Alps for a week focusing on the important topic of Mental Wellness and Leadership for medics and clinicians.*
‘In order to get well you need to have a friend and insight’.
A great summary from Emma, Paramedic, about lessons learnt at the WEMSki Conference.
A few years ago, World Extreme Medicine (WEM) asked itself the question ‘who takes care of the carers?’ when it came to mental health awareness and medical professionals working in ‘extremes’; in war zones, as expedition medics, paramedics, as an isolated and overwhelmed GP, or as a nurse in a busy Emergency Department.
We then asked ourselves the question ‘what can WEM do to help?’ and we came up with our answer: WEMSki.
WEMski is a week of learning focused on mental health awareness on both a personal and team level.
Further resource: Expedition Medicine is good for your clinical career!