Our independent research shows that members of the emergency services are even more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population, but are less likely to seek support.
Mind is delivering the Blue Light Programme to provide mental health support for emergency services staff and volunteers from police, search and rescue, fire and ambulance services across England. Register for updates here.
Thousands of staff and volunteers across these services have actively challenged mental health stigma, learnt more about mental health and made positive changes in their approach to wellbeing with the support of the Blue Light Programme so far.
Mind received more Libor funding in November 2016, to continue providing this vital support until March 2018. This funding will also enable us to roll out the programme in Wales. Find out more about our future plans here.
The findings of our year-one evaluation show that the emergency services need independent and specialist support with their mental health to continue long-term. So we are committed to take 10 actions in 2016 to 17 to help make that a reality, and we call on emergency service organisations to take 10 actions too. Together we can create lasting change in the emergency services.