The Blue Light Project

Another excellent blog by Mike….

Mental Health Cop

Today sees the formal launch in London of the Blue Light Project, led by Mind and it has been a real privilege that they asked me to be a small part of their external advisory board, contributing to the development of the project which uses £4m of LIBOR money (fines levied on banks for manipulating financial markets) to support the mental health and wellbeing of our 999 emergency services personnel.

First, I’d ask you to watch this video from Time to Change —

 

AIMS OF THE PROJECT

  • An anti-stigma campaign, working together with Time to Change, and guidance for employers to improve the way they support their staff
  • A bespoke mental health training package for managers as well as frontline staff and volunteers across the emergency services
  • A pilot approach to build the mental health resilience of emergency services staff and volunteers
  • An information helpline and resources just…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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