Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Life can be very difficult sometimes, 1 in 4 people will suffer a mental health illness within their lifetime.

A recent Mind survey* indicated that 69% of emergency responders said their mental health had got worse since the start of the pandemic. *Behind the Mask – led by Mind

Remember – help and support is available, whether that’s talking to friends, family and work colleagues virtually or socially distanced, or by contacting trained professionals.

If you need support or want to read more, please do view or contact the following:

  • Mind – Blue Light Programme – offers support and guidance to emergency services – confidential support line 0300 303 5999
  • Our Frontline – will provide 24/7 emotional support to Emergency Services and Frontline workers – by call or text 85258 FRONTLINE anytime or call 0800 069 6222 from 7am to 11pm
  • Samaritans – whatever you are going through, the Samaritans offer a 24 hour helpline – call 116 123

Helpful tips

Keep track of how you’re feeling and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis. – The Samaritans Self Help App is now available –

Take 5 steps to improve your mental health and wellbeing, from the NHS  

  1. Connect with other people
  2. Be physically active
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Give to others
  5. Pay attention to the present moment