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Our Blue Light seeks to improve the well-being of emergency service professionals

Our Blue Light seeks to improve the well-being of emergency service professionals

The recent first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy drove home to me the importance of emergency personnel supporting one another.

The devastating imagery of the burning building will be etched on our minds forever, but what also concerns me is the inadequate support given to the emergency personnel to help them process the harrowing events.

As fire crew, police, nurses and paramedics, we all have emotional needs that, if left unaddressed, can create future difficulties for ourselves and our families.

Some services handle these events better than others, but a lot more could be done to strengthen support for emergency teams across the UK.

Our reactions to these events can creep up on us until it becomes difficult to


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