Health and well-being

Health and well-being

The below documents have been shared by FRSs and partners supporting fire as a health asset. 

RSPH Understanding Health Improvements Level 2 Award: West Midlands Fire Service and the RSPH have developed the Level Two Award for Understanding Health Improvements elearning package 

MIND Mental Health

The presentation linked below shows the 2019 survey findings of Mental Health in the Emergency Services, with the specific focus on the fire sector

Presentation

Financial Awareness

Health Education England have produced a series of factsheets as part of their 'Stop Loan Sharks' programme. Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. HEE has provided training materials and links to additional services which is designed to raise awareness amongst staff of the impact of illegal money lending on mental and physical health. The ambition is that staff both within the NHS and FRS:

  • Are aware of and skilled in spotting the signs of engagement with illegal money lending activity, which can often present as stress, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, extreme poverty, sleeplessness, sexual exploitation, fear, debt, isolation, unemployment, etc.
  • Know where to signpost victims for confidential help and support and/or to report a loan shark (tel. 0300 555 2222 or visit www.gov.uk/report-loan-shark)
  • Understand an example of the ‘MECC Plus’ approach, with debt being one of the wider determinants of health beyond the alcohol/diet/exercise/smoking advice given as part of MECC (Making Every Contact Count).
Training Programme - Stop Loan Sharks

Contents and training materials/handouts:

 

Physical Activity Health Fact Sheets

 Making Every Contact Count

Use the following links to find out more about Making Every Contact Count, an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and individuals have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Age UK

Age UK has a large range of information guides and factsheets. The guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Whilst the Factsheets are longer with more detail, for those who want more information.

These are free and can also be ordered direct from Age UK.