Lynda Sibson
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 9, Iss. 9, 14 Sep 2017, pp 373

The BBC recently reported that work-related stress
levels in Welsh emergency personnel workers were at
their highest levels. A resource aimed at supporting
mental health in 999 workers was established by mental
health charity, Mind. One aspect of its 'Blue Light Champion'
programme identifies 'Champions'-volunteers or peers
who can support their colleagues during periods of stress.
The programme also aims to destigmatise mental health-
encouraging individuals to recognise and act on symptoms,
avoiding the traditional 'stiff upper lip' approach.

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