Through events coordinated by HEE, blue light and emergency responders have expressed a wish to be able to support each other better. They would like such learning and skills development support to be digestible, practical, accessible and free at the point of use, through funding by HEE.

An important aim of the training will be to help staff to identify and manage potential vicarious trauma experienced as a result of their work.

The Ask


The MindEd Team would like to engage with you to discuss the project that is focused on developing e-learning for Blue Light Service personnel, to help them mentally cope with traumatic stress experienced on the job.

We are keen to engage key stakeholders to review our desk research, to help formulate the curriculum that meets the needs of the brief, and to provide subject matter expertise into the project.

This will help us to validate the research work and outputs of existing initiatives and projects to enable us to:

  1. Identify what the main research findings are, and whether we are missing any of these
  2. Develop an outline of how MindEd could respond to the needs of Blue Light Services personnel, this includes developing topics for the online content
  3. Propose how MindEd presents the e-learning sessions (such as tips, audio-visual material, full e-learning sessions or different formats), to ensure the training is suitable for Blue Light Service personnel

The engagement would consist of participating in one or more virtual workshops at the end of May/early June 2020.  Your input would be much appreciated and will ensure that we are developing the most relevant content and value.

If you would like to be involved, or would like further information, please contact Harry Weber-Brown, Programme Manager MindEd, Royal College of Psychiatrists (020 3701 2722) on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.