For emergency services' mental health

Blue Light Together is the place for UK emergency services staff, volunteers, retirees and friends and family to find information, ideas and support to help look after your mental health.

It’s all in confidence.

Find out more about us or start here:

The Mental Health at Work Commitment

A blue light community movement to support mental health in the emergency services.

Why your mental health is important

87%

of emergency services staff and volunteers have experienced stress and poor mental health during their work

69%

of emergency responders feel their mental health has deteriorated as a result of the pandemic

83%

of emergency responders who have accessed support through their organisation have found it helpful

Increased workloads and more exposure to traumatic events are key reasons why mental health has got worse throughout the pandemic

Data from Mind research in 2015 and 2021

Real life stories

Rebecca
Assistant Operations Manager, fire service

“Work can be hard – as a control operator you can hear some very traumatic things. Incidents can linger with you, or in some cases stay in your memory for the rest of your life.”

Image from London Ambulance Service

Mark
Paramedic

“The past 18 months have aged me physically and mentally. I have been proud to work alongside my colleagues as the work has been so different to what we were used to.”

Get help now

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