Award for client of Pinch Yourself Communication

Pinch Yourself Communication client Ambulance Victoria was last night awarded for Leadership in the Public Sector for its Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-19.

Ambulance Victoria was presented with an award for ‘Leading the way in health, safety and wellbeing‘ at a ceremony hosted by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Vic) at Federation Square in Melbourne on 21 February 2017.

Mairi Barton of Pinch Yourself Communication is proud to have contributed to the development and implementation of the strategy, including co-writing and editing the strategy, developing the employee and stakeholder communication and engagement strategy, managing the launch event and implementing ongoing initiatives to support a mentally healthy culture.

The focus of the communication strategy was to foster open conversation in the workplace about mental health to break down stigma and ensure people get the help they need.

Congratulations to Ambulance Victoria on its ground-breaking work to look after the mental health and wellbeing of its people and create a mentally healthy workplace.

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Mairi Barton is a strategic communication and public affairs leader who has influenced and delivered outcomes at the highest levels of the Australian corporate, government and non-profit sectors. Mairi is the founder and Chief Executive of strategic communication agency Pinch Yourself Communication. She is an award-winning former journalist who served in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery in Canberra. Mairi enjoys photography and posts to her Instagram gallery: @pinchmyself