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.
"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."