It's important to take care of the mental health of your staff and volunteers. Our research shows that emergency services staff and volunteers are even more likely to be affected but are less likely to seek support.
There are lots of ways you can get involved – we've developed information, training and resources to help you improve mental health amongst 999 teams as an employer.
On this page you'll find information on our:
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.
Keep your staff and colleagues well for work - there are lots of ways you can fight stigma and make positive changes to improve mental health in your workplace.
Signing the Time to Change pledge will show your commitment to challenge mental health stigma and promote positive wellbeing within your service. Your pledge commitment is backed by your own action plan, which details the tangible activity you will deliver in your service.
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.
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.
"As a manager, I need to be more aware of what my officers are experiencing and what impact it can have on them. I realise that when someone says 'I'm fine', it may not be entirely true and it just needs the right approach." – Manager, search and rescue
Our training courses have been developed to meet the specific needs of emergency services workers and volunteers, tailored to the unique environments they operate in.
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.