We know that there are additional pressures you and colleagues are facing right now as you respond to the pandemic, and that prioritising mental health in your service or organisation has never been more important.
We're currently developing new information, training and resources for you in response to the pandemic. These will help you improve mental health in the emergency services as an employer and support your colleagues now and into the future.
On this page you'll find a range of existing resources to support you to manage yours and your team's wellbeing.
Our expertise in delivering mental health support for emergency services has shaped the Blue Light Programme Blueprint Pack. This step-by-step guide has all the information employers need to set up and deliver mental health support in your service. Please note that the resources below are from our 2015 to 2019 programme but you will still find them helpful.
Keep your staff and colleagues well - there are lots of ways you can fight stigma and make positive changes to improve mental health in your workplace.
We’re refreshing the current Mental Health at Work Commitment to develop a tailored Blue Light version, to reflect the unique aspects of Blue Light life and work. In the meantime, consider how you’re embedding the existing standards into the workplace.
The Commitment builds on what we know and is based on the Thriving at Work standards.
By making the Commitment you will:
The Time to Change Employer Pledge was a commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. The pledge was backed by an action plan, detailing the tangible activity to be delivered in pledged services.
During the Blue Light Programme, over 100 blue light services and associations signed or re-signed the pledge. Read about what other services have done to raise awareness.
The employer pledge was retired in June 2020 but its legacy continues through Time to Change information and resources, Time to Talk Day and the Mental Health at Work Commitment. Read more about the Commitment in the previous section.
Every employer depends on having healthy and productive employees. This is especially important in the emergency services, where workers frequently encounter traumatic situations.
Our Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice. It will help you find out where you are doing well and where you could improve your approach to mental health in the workplace.
Our training courses are developed to meet the specific needs of the emergency services workforce. They help you to manage your own and others' wellbeing at work, build resilience, and support colleagues after traumatic incidents.
Our existing courses are currently paused due to the pandemic. In response, we're currently developing new training. Find out more below.
Our webinar films are available to watch at any time and include guidance, tips, some of our research findings and practical suggestions for looking after your mental wellbeing, as well as that of your colleagues or direct reports.
Our webinars cover a wide range of topics.