St John ACT

St John family unites for flood relief efforts

St John Ambulance ACT volunteer Karen Elphick was quick to raise her hand to help support victims of the NSW floods. She put on her St John uniform and joined a team of close to 30 volunteers from the ACT and Tasmania travelling to flood-affected areas to provide emergency first aid and mental health support […]

Board Vacancies

St John Ambulance ACT’s vision is saving lives through First Aid. Together with our volunteer and professional workforce, we do this by leading in First Aid education, providing event health services and caring for those most in need in our community. Funds raised through our commercial activities directly support the community work of St John […]

Vote for Aunty Val as our Westfield local Hero!

  Val, affectionately known as ‘Aunty Val’ at St John Ambulance ACT, is a selfless and humble member of the ACT community, having dedicated all of her adult life to supporting the community she loves, through volunteering. Her age and many health challenges have not been allowed to stand in her way, Val regularly contributes […]

Rededication Service

On Sunday 27 June, we held our Annual Service of Rededication of the Order of St John, where members of our organisation have the opportunity to renew their oaths of service. Since the revival of the Order, multiple values and a mission has been defined with the main motto being “Pro Fide, Pro Utilitate Hominum” […]

Phil Thomas – Men’s Health Week

Phil Thomas, Paramedic and Training & Development Manager What medical field are you/have you been involved in and for how long? I have worked in pre-hospital care for 13 years in a range of areas including non-emergency patient transport and emergency ambulance attendance. Whilst completing my paramedicine degree, I worked as an Ambulance Community Officer, […]

Rod Middleton – Men’s Health Week

Rod Middleton, Member Welfare Officer What does a Member Welfare Officer do? I perform numerous facets to this role. Primarily to provide pastoral care and following up with members who may need a welfare check and just make sure they’re OK, especially after a traumatic event. To be there if a member has an issue […]

Darryl Rice – Men’s Health Week

Darryl Rice, First Aid Trainer What medical field are you/have you been involved in and for how long? My main background was in the military as medical personnel, and served in the Army for 36 years with my specialty being in diving medicine. When I retired from Defence, I was a senior Army medic and […]

Men’s Health Week – Team Responses

We asked our team of staff and volunteers with various medical and first aid experience what Men’s Health Week meant to them. “Men’s Health Week for me is about checking in on my loved ones and their mental health. During the exam period, it can be an extremely stressful time so Men’s Health Week is […]

Men’s Health Week

Today marks the beginning of Men’s Health Week and this year we have decided to launch a social media campaign in hopes of raising awareness about what the week represents, whilst also advertising various services available to men. Men suffer from multiple diseases and disorders at a higher rate than what women do, including diseases […]

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