When the loss isn’t gone

As is typical, much of what we learn regarding mental health in our field finds genesis within the military. And, the idea of Ambiguous Loss is no different. Lead by researcher Pauline Boss, Ambiguous Loss grabbed foothold in the grief…

Unique mental health video ‘a must-see’

This is the fire video that has been setting social media alight. The footage features Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and officers talking about mental health, exploding myths and attempting to remove the stigma. It has been backed by…

Learn to manage life-changing conversations

British Safety Council offers training to help with mental health conversations According to a Business in the Community report, 60% of employees have experienced a mental health problem due to work and 31% have been formally diagnosed with a mental…

UK Mental health is everyone’s business – British Safety Council launches a suite of mental health training courses

On the eve of World Mental Health Day, the British Safety Council has unveiled its mental health training portfolio. The courses are designed to help businesses and their employees start conversations about mental health issues and support their efforts to…

The Fire Fighters Charity boosts mental health support with new role

The Fire Fighters Charity has today confirmed its commitment to supporting the mental health of the UK fire community with the recruitment of a new role to bolster its psychological support services. Now recruiting for a new Psychological Services Lead,…

Responder Mental Health Issues Considered at The Emergency Services Show

Unions, professional bodies and charities will come together at The Emergency Services Show in Birmingham, UK next week (20-21 September) to lift the lid on mental health issues and share strategies for improving the wellbeing of emergency services staff. A recent ‘blue light’ mental health survey…

Mental Health Pledge

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has signed a pledge to show its commitment to tackling mental health stigma at work. Organisations who sign up to the pledge agree to promote a better understanding of mental health problems while offering support…

Work-related Stress and Mental Health Issues in the Fire Service

Once upon a time the leading cause of absence from work was musculoskeletal complaints: bad backs, bad joints and the like. Not any longer. Although still number one, musculoskeletal impairments are closely followed by mental health problems, many but not…

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