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Newspaper Cuttings...
« on: 26 26, 2016, 14 »
This is 2 weeks old now but we feel its warrants the first post in this new section:

https://youtu.be/NzmZZdO_mPY
« Last Edit: 30 30, 2016, 07 by OurBlueLight »

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Another story found today of a brave PC sharing his story of mental health issues within the emergency services.

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/police-officer-speaks-out-about-mental-health-issues-to-help-others-1-8177290

We think case studies are powerful, how do we all feel about compiling case studies similar to Dans Story to showcase on ourbluelight.com website and also these can be shared with Mind.

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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #2 on: 4 04, 2016, 00 »
I'm currently on with this at NWAS. I have a few champions names who are willing to share their stories. We've got some busy weeks ahead and then with winter pressures and Christmas coming up, realistically I think this is something to work on in January once things go quiet.


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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #3 on: 4 04, 2016, 22 »
I'm happy to share my story once I've gone through my counselling and settled a bit. Hopefully after Christmas


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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #4 on: 6 06, 2016, 16 »
Alan Phillips a detective constable & Mind Blue Light Champion from Essex Police shares his story about his mental health problems whilst serving for the force. This is an interesting and thought provoking read:

https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2016/nov/05/police-officer-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-mental-health-mind



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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #5 on: 25 25, 2016, 19 »
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/heartbreaking-admission-exhausted-paramedic-who-12215062

Great article describing the pressures faced by Welsh ambulance crews and their families, and the effects it is having on their physical and mental health


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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #6 on: 25 25, 2016, 19 »
I think personally I can relate to that as can probability most the emergency services staff. Interestingly Mind Blue Light Programme is not currently in existence in Wales, the good news is that Libor funding has just been granted to Mind BLP to launch it over there so hopefully we can see them working towards a wellbeing agenda soon too...


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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #7 on: 30 30, 2016, 20 »
Hi all, what a great app. I'm a Blue Light Champion and Wellbeing & resilience Coach for GMP and can't wait to share the app and forum with my colleagues 🚒🚑🚓

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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #8 on: 30 30, 2016, 20 »
Thanks Tracey! We will turn on your access now. You can see the conversation is only just getting going that because we have gone for a "soft launch" and have not advertised the forum as yet - just to ensure that we had all the tweaks worked out before it gets too busy!

However we are pleased for say that we're ready for the off now and will be inviting champions from all over the country to joint us shortly


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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #10 on: 1 01, 2016, 20 »

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/police-officer-speaks-out-about-mental-health-issues-to-help-others-1-8177290
Empowering story - I'm a huge fan of case studies and the huge impact they have in getting people talking about mental health..


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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #11 on: 15 15, 2017, 22 »
Hi all, what a great app. I'm a Blue Light Champion and Wellbeing & resilience Coach for GMP and can't wait to share the app and forum with my colleagues

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Just joined and found a colleague from GMP. We can spread the word together now! - Adele


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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #12 on: 15 15, 2017, 22 »
Fantastic - that's what it's all about!

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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #13 on: 30 30, 2017, 15 »
 A couple of fantastic articles today thanks to our co-founders Dan & Rich - please have a read and share with your colleagues on social media - let's let everyone know it's ok to talk!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39432297

https://twitter.com/victorialive/status/847370970511794178

https://youtu.be/BiHsPPVCUkY



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Re: Newspaper Cuttings...
« Reply #14 on: 30 30, 2017, 22 »
Great work guys, I am going to make a video of my experience with a co worker who helped me when I was struggling


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