The CSIS Charity Fund, an independent charity linked to the Civil Service Insurance Society has approved our charity a grant of £20,000, to help the delivery of our mental health services.
Dr Jill Tolfrey, Chief Executive of The Fire Fighters Charity, said of the grant: “We are hugely grateful to CSIS Charity Fund, this grant will make a huge difference in the delivery of our mental health services.”
The CSIS Charity Fund (CSIS), which is itself a not for profit insurance intermediary, markets insurance products exclusively to civil and public servants.
In March 2016 mental health charity Mind published the results of a survey of 1,641 emergency services staff and volunteers, of which 212 were from the fire and rescue service. The results concluded that a staggering 85% of fire and rescue staff and volunteers have experienced stress, low mood and poor mental health at some point while working for the emergency services.
This April we announced that supporting the mental health of the fire community and bolstering our psychological services was amongst the top priorities outlined in our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.