Anyone can experience a mental health problem. In any given year mental health problems will affect one in four of us, so it’s reasonable to assume that each one of us will know at least one person in our workplace, family, or wider social circle who has experienced a mental health problem. Blue Light Champions may or may not have their own personal experience of mental health problems or have supported someone who has personal experience of mental health problems, like a family member, friend or colleague.
The role is open to everyone and bringing together people with different perspectives and experiences is a really important way to challenge the stigma around mental health problems.
The information given on this page will help you to decide if the Blue Light Champion role is for you - our self-assessment questionnaire is available here too, to help you make your decision.
If you are motivated to positively and constructively challenge mental health stigma, we’d love you to join the growing network of Blue Light Champions.