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.
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When the world expects you to be a hero…
Why your mental health is important
of emergency services staff and volunteers have experienced stress and poor mental health during their work
of emergency responders feel their mental health has deteriorated as a result of the pandemic
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
Looking after your mental health
Three first responders tell us why now, more than ever, it’s vital for emergency services staff to take care of their mental health.
Real life stories
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.”
“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.”