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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Paramedics and volunteers will be offering free blood pressure checks for any visitors to the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) stand this week at the Devon County Show. The team will also be doing CPR demonstrations and educating the public how to act fast and help save patients who may need quick action when they become ill.

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