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Supporting Our Staff

The National Ambulance BME Network is working on several projects to improve the working lives of BME staff and educational resources that will impact on patient care. New resources will be added as they are developed.

Mental Health


We all have mental health just as we have physical health, and we know that in a sector such as ours, ambulance staff are repeatedly exposed to often very difficult situations. BME people are disproportionately represented in mental health admissions and Only a fifth of BME people feel very able to speak to people about their mental health. This suggests that most are functioning in social circles where one of the most important parts of their lives is left unspoken.

Mind is delivering the Blue Light Programme to provide mental health support for emergency services staff and volunteers from ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue services across England and Wales.  You can find out more via

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