Mind to receive £4m to support 'blue light' staff

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Posted on 03/10/2014

The government has this morning announced that Mind is to receive £4m to help support the mental health of staff working in police, ambulance, fire, and search and rescue services.

The funding will allow us to develop a targeted package of support for ‘blue light’ staff that will include raising awareness, tackling stigma and training.

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said:

"We're delighted that the Government recognises the importance of supporting the mental health of people who work in blue light services.

"Good mental health should be a priority in any workplace but it is especially important that people exposed to traumatic or life-threatening situations receive appropriate support.

"We're looking forward to working with police, ambulance, fire service and search and rescue staff across England over the next eighteen months."

 

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