Blue Light: stories from emergency responders

The coronavirus pandemic has meant emergency responders working in the fire, ambulance and police services have faced extra challenges to their mental health. Many are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result, while they continue to help people through some of the worst moments of their lives.

Through the Blue Light programme, we’re encouraging all emergency responders to look out for their own mental health and that of their colleagues, to seek help and support when they need it, and to talk about what they’re going through.

Here, people from across the emergency responder community share their stories.


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