Mental Health: Supporting NHS Workforce Resilience
- 08:30 - 17:05
- Manchester Conference Centre
Kirsty Brewerton was a band 5 staff nurse at a busy NHS accident and emergency department. Kirsty left her role due to the emotional and mental health pressures compounded by staffing shortages in the NHS and uses her experience to advocate for improved mental health support for NHS staff.
Kirsty returned to the NHS amid the pandemic and has seen wide-spread burnout as a result of intense workloads and the grave consequences of understaffed, under-resourced wards; channelling this into her continued campaigning for improved working conditions on NHS staff.