Research has shown that there are unique challenges that can affect the mental health and wellbeing of those working in the emergency services. The Blue Light Wellbeing Framework is a sector-specific assessment for emergency services that aims to address these.
Mental health for the emergency services
These three resources from Mind’s Blue Light programme, Oscar Kilo and NHS Employers are tailored to members of the emergency services. We know that, due to the pressures of the job, employees in blue light services need specific mental health and wellbeing support. These resources are a great way to learn more about this and create a positive environment where you work.
Resources in this toolkit:
Research shows that members of the emergency services are more likely to experience a mental health problem than the general workforce population. Mind's Blue Light programme delivers mental health support for staff and volunteers working in the emergency services.