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Mental health training for the emergency services

We know that many of you may face challenges to your mental health. Exposure to incidents, work-life balance, and difficulties in your personal lives can all have an impact.

To help support you, we developed a range of training courses for you and your colleagues.

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Training delivery

In response to the pandemic we developed a Covid19 Trauma training course for mental health champions and line managers. We worked with six local Minds to deliver training between June 2021 until March 2022.

Post evaluation of the pilot, we are hoping that more local Minds can deliver training to more emergency services.

Our previous courses

As part of the programme between 2015 and 2019, we ran tailored training sessions for staff and volunteers in the emergency services. All courses were evidence‐based, covering a range of topics surrounding mental health and were developed for each emergency service.

The courses were:

  • Managing mental health in the emergency services
  • 999 call handler training
  • New recruits training
  • Peer support training
  • Building resilience in the emergency services
  • Blue Light trauma awareness.

To find out about the impact these courses had on Blue Light staff and volunteers, you can find the evaluations of our training courses here.

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