Resilience courses

Our resilience courses are tailor-made for staff and volunteers in the emergency services: Police, Fire, Ambulance and Search and Rescue. They’re for you if you’re well and not experiencing a mental health problem. 

During the course you'll learn ways to stay well while coping with the stresses and strains of everyday life, including the unique pressures that come with your role. It’s important to take care of your mental health. One in four people develop a mental health problem every year, and our research shows emergency services personnel are even more likely to be affected. 

What do we mean by resilience?

Resilience is the capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, such as being socially isolated or dealing with stressful workplace conditions, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. Resilience can be taught and learned. For a more detailed definition of resilience visit our resilience at Mind page. You can also find more information on resilience and mental wellbeing in our information booklets which are free to download.

A course designed for you

During the course, you’ll build up your own collection of tools and skills for coping better with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, social pressures, and difficult emotions like anger.

By finding better ways to cope with these, there’s less danger of them developing into more serious mental health problems. It means you’ve a better chance of staying well, whatever the job – and life – throw at you.

The course content draws on Mind’s expertise in mental health wellbeing and resilience, combined with input from emergency services staff with first-hand experience of the pressures of the role.

I’ve found the course helpful as it has enabled me to understand stress in myself, recognise stress in others and develop coping mechanisms to deal with them.

Why sign up?

Do you have reservations or wondering why you should sign up to the course? Detective Inspector Brian, Forensic Collision Investigator Chris and Training Manager Mike, discuss their thoughts of our pilot resilience course and why they feel emergency service staff should sign up.

 

Register interest

Details of our upcoming courses will be available here soon. You can register your interest by emailing us with your name, contact details and the number of people who are interested in doing the course.

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