The best way to handle an emergency? Stop it happening in the first place.
Being in the Fire Service, we know this better than anyone, and it goes for your mental health too. We know that by learning some simple ways to cope better with the stresses and strains of everyday life, you’re more likely to deal with difficult situations at work or at home without becoming unwell. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Research by MIND shows that emergency services, staff and volunteers are even more likely to develop mental health problems, due to the nature of the role and the exposure to traumatic situations.
MIND are supporting the mental health of emergency services staff in England, working to raise awareness of mental health, tackle stigma and build resilience.