Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week.
He said: “It’s vital to raise awareness and talk about mental health issues in a positive way. I’m delighted that both Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are embracing the ethos of this campaign and sharing messages both internally to their teams and staff as well as externally to the public.”
Essex Police is supporting #MHAW18 by raising awareness online and using the week to promote positive mental health and raise awareness of the support Essex Police has for the public as well as its officers, staff and volunteers.
One area of work that has been highlighted is the work of the Mental Health Street Triage team. This team was introduced over 13 months ago to ensure members of the public are assessed by trained professionals in order to receive the most appropriate treatment. So far they have dealt with more than 2,300 people in mental health crisis.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the Lord Mayor of London’s Green Ribbon Campaign. Wearing the green ribbon is aimed at ending the stigma of mental health – ‘This Is Me’ all that I am – and part of me is my mental health. Just as physical health is important, so is mental health. It lets people know that they are not alone and there is support.
Find out more on social media by following the #MHAW18, #ThisIsMe, #EndTheStigma
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