Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has shown its commitment to ending mental health discrimination in the workplace by signing the Blue Light Time To Change Pledge. Blue Light Time To Change Pledge.
The signing ceremony took place on 4th November, and representatives from the Service pledged their support to the Blue Light Programme, promoting a better understanding of mental health problems while offering support and well-being advice to their staff and volunteers.
In Staffordshire, the Service has already launched a number of health initiatives in partnership with Age UK, Public Health England and local Health and Wellbeing Boards in a bid to keep local communities as safe as possible. The Blue Light Time To Change Pledge supports the long-term message that prevention is always better than cure.
Signing the Pledge demonstrates the Service’s commitment to challenge the stigma attached to mental health, and to promote positive health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue joins the wide movement of emergency service employers and associations that have pledged to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination, including Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, Kent Fire and Rescue, Kent Police, Leicestershire Police, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.