Being able to make healthier choices - and being better informed - could greatly help women to live healthier, longer lives, personally and professionally across the fire service. With that in mind, we're dedicating October to sharing exclusive content dedicated to women's health. All the details are below.
A spotlight on women's health
While women in the UK on average live longer than men – research has shown that they spend a significantly greater time in ill health and disability. Therefore, being able to make healthier choices - and being better informed - could greatly help women to live healthier, longer lives, personally and professionally across the fire service.
Meeting your health and wellbeing needs
We have focused this October’s Women’s Health Awareness Programme on four key areas:
Sonia Cox, a Group Manager with West Midlands FRS, has shared some of the ways she found the menopause impacted her wellbeing. Now she wants to encourage both women and men to talk more about it, so it isn’t such a taboo subject at work.
She says: "Talking about it, understanding that there’s some reasonable adjustments that we can put in place, there’s support that we can give to ensure that people do stay at work and don’t lose that sense of value, is vital.”
How we could help you
The Fire Fighters Charity supports serving and retired fire and rescue service personnel, their families and other eligible members of the UK fire services community, helping them to live healthier and happier – for life. If you feel you'd benefit from our support, either click below or visit MyFFC and head to the 'Access Support' tab, which makes getting support easier and faster than ever.