Supporting Our Members
Hytera Communications is a leading global provider of Professional Mobile Radio communications equipment and solutions. They provide a range of services and products, improving efficiency and providing solutions to ensure a highly dependable means of communicating in an emergency, offering a more effective response, as well as keeping staff and the wider public safer.
These core values make for a natural fit in this arena. Here, you will find a range of tools to help you and colleagues with practical advice and support in relation to wellness and mental health issues. No one size fits all. Some pieces may have more relevance on one day than the next. Explore and find what works for you. As our friends at Hytera say, this arena offers ‘Communication Lifelines for the Frontline’
Immediate help required:
If you need urgent help with your mental health or you feel suicidal or like you want to harm yourself, please call 999 in an emergency or attend your local Accident and Emergency Department.
You can call the Samaritans on 116 123. They are available to offer support 24/7 every single day of the year.
What is Mental Health?
Mental health is a term we hear used a lot. In workplaces, by management, by mainstream media, by celebrities, and by role models. In the emergency services, front line services, and armed forces, it is sometimes said in hushed tones. Read More…
The Laura Hyde Foundation is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to providing mental health support for our emergency services. Roles covered include nurses, Doctors, GP’s, paramedics, midwives, HCA’s, fire, police, and care workers.
Setup in 2018 following the suicide of nurse Laura Hyde, the charity has grown to a truly national level charity with representation in over 98% of hospitals across the UK.
We are trusted by our audience to deliver the right support and communications when others may not. Examples include national campaigns such as ‘Start the Conversation’ and ‘No Mask for Mental Health’ both of which have been extremely successful, reaching an international audience of over 6.2 million people.
The Laura Hyde Foundation provides mental health training and counseling support for those that require it offering over 20,000 hours of free, clinically supervised, and independent support each and every month via their digital-based service and partner hub.
We care for those who care about us.
Find out more by visiting laurahydefoundation.org
The Samaritans are here for everyone. They also have identified there is a need to support military veterans.
You can call them free on 116 123 (within the UK or Ireland). Military veterans can email [email protected].
Whoever you are and whatever you’re facing, they won’t judge you or tell you what to do. They’re here to listen so you don’t have to face it alone. www.samaritans.org
The veteran’s gateway can be found here
Stress and anxiety are normal human experiences until they go beyond a healthy level which start impacting on your life and health negatively.
I can help you make a positive and healthy change in your thoughts, feelings, and actions to help you feel better to start enjoying life again.
I specialise in Stress Management and Relaxation including:
• Changing negative thoughts and behaviours
• Stress management and Resilience building
• Coping skills
• Problem solving
• Assertiveness training
• Anger management skills
• Anxiety interventions
• Help to remove negative memories
• Self empowerment
• Confidence skills
• Fears and phobias
Bespoke trauma support for the Emergency Services
Everyone’s interpretation of an incident is unique and it is not the situation that defines us but our future reactions to it. Therefore, as an ex-Sussex and Suffolk Police Officer with over 15 years frontline service I am well placed to understand and relate to your experiences.
Trauma cannot be talked out of the body so I prefer to work with you ‘content free.’ This means there is no need to spend valuable therapy time talking about every detail of the incident, which can often re-traumatise you, instead we can spend more time clearing your trauma and reducing your anxiety.
I will reduce your intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, and negative memories and give you the necessary tools and resources to make the shift you need to be you again.
The techniques I use are flexible and effective either face to face or online. This enables me to reach out, far and wide to support Emergency Service workers across the UK and beyond.
Email: [email protected]
OUR MISSION. Our mission is to connect Black individuals and families with free mental health services — by professional Black therapists to support their mental health.
Support for your mental health. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Our brand new page on coping with your mental health during the pandemic offers detailed information, tips and contact details for support services. You can also contact our confidential Blue Light Infoline on 0300 303 5999.. We are working with The Ambulance Staff Charity, Police Care UK and The Fire Fighters Charity to …Learn more
Mind’s Blue Light Infoline offers confidential support for Team 999. It provides helpful information on mental health, advice and signposting to local support services with trained advisors offering understanding. The infoline is for emergency services staff, volunteers, and their families. The phone lines are open 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) local rates apply.
You can email: [email protected] or text 84999
Combat Stress for veteran’s mental health. If you have served or are currently serving in the UK Armed Forces you can call the Combat Stress’ 24-hour mental health helplines. A team of specially trained professionals are available day and night to provide free confidential advice and support. If you’re having a tough time, having trouble sleeping, experiencing flashbacks, feeling depressed or anxious or just feeling something isn’t quite right. The helpline is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
If you’re a family member or carer worried about the mental health of a loved one or need to talk to someone yourself, you can call the helpline too.
Veterans and their families can call: 0800 138 1619
You can also text on: 07537 173 683 and email: [email protected] . Standard charges may apply for texts.
Serving personnel and their families can call: 0800 323 4444
No Duff UK help those whose mental health has been affected by their service in the Military, Emergency Services, HMP, Hospital, Veterinary or Animal Rescue Services, drawing on each other’s service and skills (for both those serving and retired alike).
Members of the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives and 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to aim to change this.
Call the CALM Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
Open 5pm – Midnight 365 days a year.
You can also use their webchat which is open 5pm – Midnight 365 days a year.
Link to webchat: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/
Our Frontline provides 24/7 emotional support by call or text with trained volunteers, or online resources, to all the workers who have been on the frontline throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If you work in social care, health, emergency services, an educator or any other essential worker please have a look at all of the resources available:
You can text “SHOUT” to 85258, anytime, day or night, which will start a conversation with a trained SHOUT volunteer who will text you back and forth. Shout’s volunteers will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better.
MindOut is a LGBTQ mental health service. MindOut has an online support service which offers an instant message service that is confidential, non-judgemental and anonymous. Open most evenings from 5.30pm – 7.30pm and on Sundays from 2pm – 4pm with additional hours most days. The support service is run by online support workers and mental health advocates who are ready to provide emotional support, information or signpost.
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