Self help resources and health promotion


On this page you will find a host of self-help and health promotion resources. Just click on the links below for more information.

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MIND Blue Light Infoline
The mental health charity MIND has recently set up their Blue Light Infoline for all staff working in the emergency services. This is free to access and can help with any queries you or your families might have regarding mental health. Please note that the Blue Light Infoline is not a counselling service; this is available through the Employee Assistance Programme provided by First Assist.

Blue Light Programme - Films

Neil, Becky, Richard and Izzy share their experiences of mental health problems whilst working for the emergency services in these short films, created by Time to Change. 

Mind is developing 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.

You can contact the MIND Blue Light Infoline using the contact details below:

More information is available at

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Bath-based paramedic Simon Moody has been hailed a hero after he stepped in to save the life of a Clevedon man – while off duty – and is encouraging everybody to learn the lifesaving CPR skill. South Western Ambulance Service’s (SWASFT) paramedic Simon Moody was off duty and stuck in Bath city centre traffic in the pouring rain in May 2017 when he noticed a man looking unwell on the pavement. It soon became clear the man was struggling to breath and was going into cardiac arrest at the side of the road, as passers-by tried to help. Luckily for the patient Simon stepped straight in and gave him chest compressions putting his paramedic life-saving skills into action before backup from his ambulance crew mates arrived.

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