New stress support for emergency staff
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New stress support for emergency services staff

The mental health charity Mind Cymru has launched a new scheme aimed at helping emergency service staff cope with stress.

Its survey of staff found about 90% of emergency workers have experienced stress while 25% have contemplated suicide.

The Blue Light Programme aims to reach 20,000 emergency and search and rescue service workers.

Det Sgt Georgina Lloyd-Pugh left her job at South Wales Police 13 months ago when she had a breakdown.

She said it was "difficult to speak out and tell work that she was suffering".

  • 27 Apr 2017
  • From the section Wales