Mental Health Support
13 Apr 2021

Data from a survey of more than 250 staff and volunteers across police, fire and ambulance services in Wales has laid bare the scale of poor mental health within the emergency responder communities.

The statistics come as Mind Cymru announces the development of their Blue Light Programme of wellbeing support for the emergency services, which has been funded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The online survey found that mental health has worsened across 999 services, but that ambulance staff were worst affected. Only one in three (33 per cent) ambulance staff reported their current mental health as very good or good compared to two in five police (44 per cent) and almost one in two (49 per cent) survey respondents working within the fire service.

To read the full report, click through to it on the national Mind website here.