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 services personnel.
The survey is being carried out by Mind for their #OurBlueLight project.
A spokesperson for Mind said:
“We are Mind, the mental health charity.
“Since 2015, we’ve been 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.
“In April 2017 we launched the programme in Wales too.
“Understanding the mental health experiences of 999 teams is incredibly valuable.
“It helps us and others to shape what we say and how we deliver support.
“We want to understand the current experiences of staff and volunteers within ambulance, fire, police and search rescue services, across England and Wales.
“It doesn’t matter if you haven’t accessed support or information from the Blue Light Programme before.
“This survey is for everyone within the emergency services: you do not need to have a mental health problem to complete it.
“We would be extremely grateful for your input.
“The headline survey findings will be published in a report and shared publicly through our website and other channels including social media from March 2019.
“All answers will be treated in confidence and will remain anonymous.”
If you are in the emergency services, or you have a family/friend who is, then please share this quick survey with them.
The more people who respond the better as the services offered by Minds’ Blue Light Programme can be developed and built around the demands and needs of emergency services personnel.
To access the survey, then please click on the link below:
If you have a story, video or one-off blog that you would like to share with us, then you can contact our team of former emergency services personnel either through our Facebook page, via twitter ( @ES_News_ ) or you can contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to write an article that you would like us to share (it can be about anything to do with the emergency services / NHS) whether you serve in the emergency services / NHS or whether you are a member of the public that has had a good experience with the emergency services, then feel free to contact our team; anonymously if you prefer.
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