BAPCO Mental Health Hub

BAPCO's Public Safety Mental Health Project

BAPCO's Public Safety Mental Health Project

Starting the conversation on Mental Health in Public Safety Communications

Solitude, Suffering & Stress

Solitude, Suffering & Stress

A White Paper Series focused on the causes, symptoms and impacts of, as well as solutions to, the global pandemic of mental health injuries in public safety communications.

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Reports and useful links to help support mental wellbeing

Mental Health Podcasts

Mental Health Podcasts

Tune in to our Podcast Library as we explore the impacts of and solutions to the mental health crisis affecting our profession.

We all continue to deal with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

It’s difficult to talk about how ‘we’ are all doing this when where you live or work in the UK now affects what you may do, where and with whom.  Whilst we may have hoped the message would become clearer over time, that seems a remote possibility at the moment.  All we know for sure is that we will be dealing with this for some time to come.

How we deal with such matters is an immensely personal experience.  In a sector which is historically notorious for not sharing and ‘just getting on with things’, it’s great to see the growing acknowledgement and acceptance of Mental Health as an issue. 

BAPCO was pleased and proud to launch this resource area in Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May 2020).  I encourage you to help us and your colleagues to grow and develop this area.  Think about the combined experiences of the whole BAPCO community and the good we could do by sharing just some of that and the resources now available.

These resources are made available to you as part of our work to raise awareness of the options available.  We cannot endorse a particular resource or vouch for their credentials.  If in doubt, please seek professional help from your local health provider.