Blue Light Programme

We know that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. But our independent research shows that the estimated quarter of a million people who work and volunteer in the emergency services are even more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population, but are less likely to get support.

National Mind has been awarded LIBOR funding to develop the Blue Light Programme, to provide mental health support for emergency services staff and volunteers from police, fire, ambulance and search and rescue services across England. Havant and East Hampshire Mind will be delivering the programme across the Hampshire Blue Light Organisations beginning in September 2016.

Free Line Manager Training

As part of the programme Mind has developed a line manager training course on how to manage mental health in the workplace. We are offering the half-day masterclass Managing mental health at work free of charge to managers working in the emergency services. Our free training will be available to Blue Light services across England from September 2016.

Our experienced trainers will travel to your service to present our Blue Light research findings, share knowledge on mental health and how it’s affected by working in the emergency services; how to support colleagues, how to create mentally healthy workplaces and wellness action plans. The masterclass also explores handling disclosure and return to work.

Next steps

For more information, or to discuss participation, contact us at Havant and East Hants Mind on 02392498916 [email protected]. If you want your service to receive training, simply register your interest with us now and let us know the following:

  • The name of your organisation
  • Your contact details
  • How many staff you want to receive training
  • Dates that you want training

If you’d like more information before signing up, or want to discuss participating, contact us Havant and East Hants Mind on 02392498916 or email on  [email protected]

These courses are part of our Blue Light Programme. For more information visit