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Elaine Debenham

Elaine Debenham

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager, West Midlands Fire Service

Elaine Debenham is currently the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager for West Midlands Fire Service and has worked there over 20years.  More recently Elaine expanded her knowledge and expertise and successfully completed her studies at Cardiff University, where she delved into the intricacies of occupational health policy and practice. This academic achievement has further solidified Elaine's proficiency in her field, equipping her with the necessary tools to address complex health-related challenges effectively.

Elaine's interest in health and well-being was sparked by a personal experience with a serious illness. This transformative event served as a catalyst, propelling her on a mission to safeguard the physical and mental health of individuals within the workplace. Having initially pursued a degree in chemistry and role in chemical manufacturing, Elaine's work naturally led her to prioritize the protection of employees' health, safety and wellbeing.

The COVID-19 pandemic shed light on the significance of mental health, prompting Elaine to advocate for comprehensive employee well-being programmes. She understands the critical role that prioritizing mental health plays in maintaining a harmonious and productive workforce. Elaine is dedicated to ensuring that employees receive the necessary support and resources to navigate any challenges that may arise.

Elaine Debenham's unwavering commitment to promoting the well-being of employees and her drive to evolve with the changing landscape of health, safety and wellbeing make her a true leader in her field. With a firm belief in the profound impact that a comprehensive approach to health and well-being can have, Elaine is dedicated to creating healthier work environments that foster individual growth and success.