The Mind Blue Light Infoline is now live!
The Blue Light Infoline offers confidential, independent and practical support, advice and signposting around mental health and wellbeing. The Infoline is just for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families, to help keep you or those you care about well for work.
Contact the Infoline
Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
0300 303 3999 (local rates)
Find out more about the support on offer and what you can expect at mind.org.uk/bluelight
The Police Treatment Centres have been working with MIND following both charities receiving funds from the LIBOR fines. The government allocated nearly £10m to help support 200,000 emergency services personnel and volunteers, funded through LIBOR fines.This funding will be focused on mental health, physical recuperation and bereavement support. It is the first time that LIBOR funding has gone to support emergency services personnel.
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. Activities will be focused on raising awareness and tackling stigma, building resilience, training and providing information and support.
The support will be available from April 2015 and the Blue Light Programme will run until March 2016. It is being developed in consultation with individuals from across the emergency services.