ESS 2021 Programme

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Mental health on the frontline

08 Sep 2021
The Health & Wellbeing Theatre
The Health & Wellbeing Theatre

This presentation shows findings of a mental health project focusing on emergency service workers. In their own words staff explain how exposure to trauma, lack of resources, heavy workloads, and lack of refreshment breaks can affect mental health which there is still a stigma around in the workplace.

Key learnings:

  • Main attributors 
  • Impact on individuals
  • Support offered to staff
  • Barriers to seeking help and support

 

Speakers
Dan Potts, Engagement Manager - Healthwatch Essex
Sam Glover, CEO - Healthwatch Essex