Tag Archives: Mental Health

“I Doubt My Mum Will Ever Know She Saved My Life That Day” | Anon Paramedic

This story was sent into us via email. We share stories such as these in order to highlight the need for better mental health services for our colleagues. It is something we are passionate about. Being exposed to traumatic incidents on a constant basis, year-after-year, can take its toll even on the most strong-minded of people. We each deal with

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‘Unless You Work In The Emergency Services…’ | Guest Blog

“A great deal has been happening in my life recently which has made me reflect on a lot of life’s obstacles, however having spent the past 7.5 years working frontline for the emergency services (6.5 years with the ambulance service and a year with the police) those obstacles aren’t the norm, unless you work in the emergency services. Over this

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Have YOUR Say On Mental Health Within The Emergency Services

If you serve in the emergency services, then this is a great opportunity for you to have YOUR say on mental health within the emergency services.  This survey is for anyone who is serving in any part of the emergency services and is a great opportunity to have your input in the development and procurement of better support for emergency

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‘We Have No Capability To Patrol And Keep The Roads Safe’

If you really want to know what is happening, then you only need to speak to the men at women who are on the front line.  By doing this, you will circumvent the wave, after wave, after wave of waffle and spin; both of which act to distort the truth and present a situation as being wholly different from reality. 

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ARV Cop: ‘Why I’m Climbing Everest’

My Story to Everest… In only a few months time, I will be saying goodbye to loved ones and friends and heading out the door to Tibet to try and climb the highest mountain in the world. I’ve been a Police Officer for over 15 years and in that time, I’ve been very busy chasing criminals, protecting local communities and

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WATCH: A Touching Tribute To ALL Emergency Services & NHS Personnel

Whenever I write about mental health, in the context of someone who has served both in the emergency services and armed forces, then I always think about a former colleague of mine from the thin blue line who took his own life.  The colleague in question, was the sort of Copper who EVERYONE loved because of his compassion, his desire

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Could This 999 Charity Single Become Christmas Number 1?

It won’t be long now until, as has happened every year for the last 100 years, the X-Factor ‘winner’ releases their Christmas song in the hope of it reaching the highly coveted number 1 slot. As I don’t watch X-Factor, then I have no idea as to what can be expected. However, if you are looking for something a bit

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‘It All Ended With No Case To Answer And Not Even An Apology For The Stress And Time of The Process’ | Anon

Following on from yesterday’s article that was sent into us about an officer that endured five years of emotional duress at the hands of the (then) IPCC, we received this email (below) this morning.  In yesterday’s article, we mentioned how it would appear that organisations such as the IPCC (now IOPC) make zero allowances for ‘scientific’ evidence (open source) that

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“For A Time I Didn’t Want To Be Here, On This Earth Anymore” | Guest Blog

“I write this email anonymously for a number of reasons but at the same time I need to get this off my chest. I hope it may help someone else one day, this happens all too often and it needs to stop. I’ve suffered for many years as a direct result of the ‘not’ so independent Police complaints commission, now

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‘I’m sorry I wasn’t resilient enough, when you called me a cruel name’ | Guest Blog

Earlier on today, we received a message via our Facebook page from a colleague on the thin green line. The message said: “I have been assaulted a few times whilst on shift and have had a gun and various knives pointed at me. “baseball bats too are often used as weapons against the NHS. “Following a bad day I had

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