Blue Light Programme - films

Our Blue Light Champions and other supporters share their experiences of mental health problems, why they support better mental health in the emergency services and how they've benefitted from the Blue Light Programme in these short films.

Thanks to our friends at Time to Change who helped to create some of these films.

Mo - why I support better mental health

Mo is a Blue Light Champion. He shares why he supports better mental health in team 999 in this short film.

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Regie - why I'm a Blue Light Champion

Regie shares why he's a Blue Light Champion to support better mental health in team 999 in this film.

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Andy - police service

Andy is a Blue Light Champion. He shares why he supports better mental health in team 999 in this short film.

"Most people who call us have had a really bad day; it can be really really stressful. That can impact, even if you don't think it at the time. We've all gone home and sat back and thought about that call."

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Jules - ambulance service

Jules is a Blue Light Champion. She shares why she supports better mental health in team 999 in this short film.

"The Blue Light Programme makes you look at your own colleagues and sometimes recognise some trigger points in them; that actually that persons been a little bit different, or they've been a little bit short, they've been a bit sharp; is everything ok."

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Mo - fire service

Mo is a Blue Light Champion. He shares why he supports better mental health in team 999 in this short film.

"My job has a massive impact on my general wellbeing. As a service we respond to people when they're in their greatest need. We end up seeing some sights and experiencing some incidents which the normal person wouldn't so it's the combination of that and then any problems you have at home."

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Regie - search and rescue service

Regie is a Blue Light Champion. He shares why he supports better mental health in team 999 in this short film.

"I've suffered depression and anxiety, and I have been suicidal. I got through that and realised that the best thing to do was to use that to other people's advantage and to help people."

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Rob - police service

Rob is a Blue Light Champion. He shares why he supports better mental health in team 999 in this short film.

"Talking about my mental health isn't something that I enjoy. It's something that I think is important. I went through a journey; I was broken, to the point where I never made plans to kill myself but I did think a lot that life would probably be better if I wasn't here."

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Anyone can experience a mental health problem. TakeĀ a look at this film from our friends at Time to Change.

Mountain rescue volunteer Izzy talks about the positive impact her volunteering has on her mental health and the great support she received from team member David.

Fire fighter Richard first started to experience mental health problems at a time when he was transferring to a new station. Starting a new job can always be difficult but with a supportive team and colleague Bill, Richard felt comfortable being open about his mental health problem.

After been signed off with postnatal depression, police officer Becky experienced feelings of isolation and anxiety about returning to work. Having the support of her colleague Jo helped make that a bit easier.

Neil works for the ambulance service and first started experiencing mental health problems nearly 15 years ago. In this film he shares how his colleague Karen has been supporting him.

Jim works in the police service. He took our resilience course in it's first year and here he shares what he got from the course and his experience of being randomly allocated to an online or face to face course.

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#ourbluelight - our emergency services deserve lasting support

In this short film Becky, Esmail, Lorna and Simon share how the Blue Light Programme has had a positive impact for them and their services and why they need support to continue long-term.

Help to create lasting change in our emergency services - share our film with your 999 friends using #ourbluelight.

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