We know that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. But our independent research shows that those who work and volunteer in the emergency services are even more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population – yet are less likely to seek support.
Across Greater Manchester, there are over 18,000 staff and volunteers employed across the ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue services.
For these vital services to function effectively, it is important that individual wellbeing comes first, which is why we will be offering our ‘Blue Light Programme’ to every member of Greater Manchester’s emergency services.
Our expert staff deliver mental health advice and support to people across Greater Manchester every day, achieving positive results that enable people to manage and overcome their own personal mental health struggles.
Through our Blue Light Programme, we hope to work with staff and volunteers across Greater Manchester’s vital emergency services, to dispel stigma around mental health and to equip them with the tools needed to stay well at work and at home.