Health and Safety Award
Lifeline Ballarat's Centre Supervisor Judy is a health and safety leader. She is always vigilant and on the lookout for health and safety issues.
Judy has responsibility to for the health and wellbeing of our 60+ volunteer Crisis Supporters and paid staff team. She is proactive in her role supervising volunteers and provides a supportive and open environment to encourage people to actively manage their own health and wellbeing and safely disclose any issues that may impact on their ability to be a Crisis Supporter.
In particular Judy is always on the lookout for any signs of vicarious trauma that our volunteers are susceptible to due to the nature of the Crisis Supporter role and the content of crisis calls. Judy will work with individuals to ensure they receive time off and professional assistance to deal with any signs of symptoms of vicarious trauma.
Judy is tenacious in her identification and follow up on any safety issues within the Lifeline Ballarat Centre. Well done Judy!