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Links between mental health and fire risks, injuries and deaths

22 Sep 2022
The Health & Wellbeing Theatre
The Health & Wellbeing Theatre
There is currently limited research evidence in the UK on the links between mental health, fire ignitions, fire risks, injuries and deaths. What exists is based on practitioner experience and some limited analysis of data. Despite the limitations of robust data there is sufficient concern about the potential links between accidental fires, suicides and mental health. As part of the NFCC Prevention Programme, we have worked in partnership with Public Health, Nottingham Trent University, FRSs to examine this issue as part of a research project. This session will look at the research and how it will be put into practice
Speakers
Ged Devereux, Strategic Health Lead - National Fire Chiefs Council
Mark Matthews, Assistant Chief Fire Officer - East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
Kay Simcox, Risk Reduction Manager - Derbyshire Fire an Rescue Service
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