Month-long fitness and wellbeing charity campaign to support emergency services kicks off

A month-long charity campaign focused on helping front-line workers to improve their mental health and wellbeing has begun, with celebrity doctor Tom Naylor supporting the effort by urging the public to sign up. Taking place from 1 October, the Blue…

Firefighters fight mental health problems

Firefighters are particularly at risk of work-related stress and mental health problems because of the nature of their work. As a sector, there is increasing focus on the mental health and wellbeing of staff and TeamDoctor is delighted to be…

Is musculoskeletal pain putting the wellbeing and careers of firefighters at risk?

New research will assess the musculoskeletal health of UK and European firefighters in a bid to better understand the prevalence of this kind of injury and the knock-on impact on the fire service. Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a world-leading provider of…

The heat of the moment: how yoga can help

If you were to ask any firefighter what springs to mind when considering how to improve wellbeing and fitness, it’s unlikely that yoga would be top of their list. Nevertheless, the benefits attainable from even a short, regular practice are…

Supporting Fire and Rescue Services’ mental health needs

The Fire Fighters Charity has long supported the mental health of individuals from across the UK’s fire services community, providing dedicated psychological therapy services to help its beneficiaries manage issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. We understand the short-…

The realities of firefighting and mental health

In June, the London Fire Brigade responded to one of the most tragic incidents the international fire service has witnessed in years. In the middle of the night, some 40 apparatus and hundreds of firefighters descended upon a 24-story apartment…

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