Delivery: Wellbeing Matters
Developing knowledge, skills and confidence in mental health at work for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue service operate from 28 fire stations, delivering prevention, protection and response service to the 805,000 people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
• CFRS recognized that while they had a strong response to support the mental health and wellbeing of staff following a critical incident, there was need to raise awareness and build competence in mental health and wellbeing across the service.
• They were looking for mental health training, but wanted to build the skills and confidence of staff to tackle work-related stress. Given the unique demands and diverse staff base, they wanted a bespoke solution.
• Familiarisation including a review of policies, practices and interviews with stakeholders and staff across the services to develop an understanding of the ways of working, language used, culture and approach to mental health.
• Employee survey – combing their annual employee staff survey with new measures on work design and management, mental and physical health and confidence in talking about and taking action on mental health
• Design and delivery of an e-learning package with modules for all staff, and manager modules including short videos, information packs and self-guided exercises
• Live workshop sessions with all staff across the service to build awareness and skills in identifying signs and signals and taking action on work-related causes of stress.
• We hope to run a follow-up survey to measure the impact and identify ongoing activities to support mental health across the service
• We have been delighted to have been recommended to other Fire and Rescue Services by our client.