Intertrust supports FOJO and the Corbiere Ward to raise awareness of mental health

Friends of Jersey Oncology (FOJO) and the Corbiere Ward at the Jersey General Hospital are working with Intertrust to promote wellbeing among patients and staff. Intertrust is providing funding for the nurses and patients of FOJO. The nurses will attend an eight-week mindful and meditation course at Club Soulgenic led by experienced and accredited teacher Dan Ireland from Awareful. Patients will be encouraged to consider their mental wellbeing via the use of the meditation app Calm. The app, the provision of which has been funded by Intertrust, can be used by patients during treatment to help reduce stress and anxiety. Intertrust will also be working with the Corbiere Ward team at the Jersey General Hospital to support them with a compassionate care and wellbeing project where they will receive hands-on massage therapy and reflexology by resident therapist Sue Hill. The Corbiere Ward is a 16-bed acute medical ward and treats a wide variety of medical conditions, including strokes. Helene Senior, Head of CSR at Intertrust in Jersey, said: “At Intertrust we take our employees’ health and wellbeing seriously and in 2019 we’re continuing this focus outside the office. Nursing is a demanding job at the best of times so we want to ensure that those who care for patients also look after themselves and we hope our funding will help patients and nurses with their mental wellbeing”.