Welcome to head first, our free mental wellness resource designed for the ambulance service.
One in four people experience a mental health problem each year. Research indicates that 91 per cent of ambulance staff have experienced stress, low mood or anxiety while working in the service.
Making the ambulance service a place that promotes positive mental wellbeing is the responsibility of us all. At NHS Employers, we’re committed to normalising and encouraging the mental health discussion. We know that support and reliable information can make a real difference, so head first has been developed in partnership with staff, employers and experts in mental and emotional wellbeing.
This resource is organised into themed sections to support mental wellness, resilience and recovery. Whether you’re looking for selfcare, to find out how you can support a colleague or wish to find out more for your organisation, the head first tool is a great place to start.
Throughout this resource when we refer to mental health we’re talking about your overall mental wellbeing, so how you think, feel and behave.