10 September 2017

The Blue Light Mental Health Campaign

10th October is World Mental Health Day and we're very pleased to be supporting a number of events both locally in Shropshire and across the UK.

With just 30 days to go, we want to involve as many of our customers as possible across the whole country.

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2017 is workplace wellbeing.

Whether you're working in the Emergency Services, the NHS, or the healthcare industry, or something completely different, this is the day you need to take charge of your own wellbeing and that of your work colleagues and friends.

Mind is delivering the Blue Light Programme to provide mental health support for emergency services staff and volunteers from ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue services across England and Wales.

SP's Managing Director Steve Bray said "Every single one of us has been affected by mental health in one way or another, whether it's been a work colleague, a family member or friend, or much closer to home. We all know the number of 999 calls relating to mental health issues has increased dramatically but what about our own mental wellbeing? Yes we are a resilient lot in the 999 family and in the NHS but it's good to talk and reach out for help and support. Mind and the Blue Light Programme are here to help and we fully support their campaign."

There are a number of events being held across the UK and you still have time to get involved or even just turn up and show your support on the day. London Ambulance Service are running two events, one in Waterloo and one in Bow. What is your Trust or organisation planning to do? 

Mind provides advice, help and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Their network of more than 140 local Minds offer specialised support and care based on the needs of the communities they support.

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