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How mental health support makes a difference in search and rescue services – Vicky’s story

Organisation: Mind


This video explores Vicky’s story. She first took up her role at Dartmoor Search and Rescue (Plymouth) as part of her recovery from biploar disorder. Talking about her mental health problems helped fellow team members open up about their own personal struggles.

Three of her team have now trained as mental health first aiders​Being a Mental Health First Aider: your guide to the role PDF A workplace Mental Health First Aider can play a key part in supporting colleagues. This document is for new Mental Health First Aiders and outlines what to expect from this role.Free By: Mental Health First Aid England View resource, so they are able to help their colleagues if they start to struggle. They also use wellness action plans (WAPs)​Guides to wellness action plans Web page Wellness action plans are an easy way to help support your own mental health at work and that of your team members. Mind has guidance and templates to get you started, for both employees and line managers.FreeSign up to receive by e-mail By: Mind View resource to ensure managers can look out for their staff.

This short video explores her story.

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