Emergency responders

Supporting the mental health of emergency responders

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our emergency services.  The current crisis has shown their personal sacrifice and willingness to put the interests of others above their own.

This work was born out of a recognition that, even in normal times, the work of the emergency responder community places tremendous demands on their mental health and wellbeing. They are regularly exposed to trauma and violence and coping with distressing experiences is an all too common aspect of their working lives. They are often separated from their families, working long, unpredictable and antisocial hours. Given these strains, it is vital that all necessary steps are taken to safeguard their wellbeing and mental health.

The Royal Foundation is committed to doing all it can to support the emergency responder community.

Our Frontline

The Royal Foundation is supporting Our Frontline, a new round the clock mental health and bereavement support to those working on the frontline against the Coronavirus.

Leading mental health charities Mind, Samaritans, Shout, and Hospice UK have come together to launch the service, with support from The Royal Foundation. Our Frontline provides a combination of 1-2-1 support and online resources for NHS workers, carers, the Blue Light emergency services and key workers who are putting their mental health under pressure.

Find out more about Our Frontline

Our Frontline

The Royal Foundation is supporting Our Frontline, a new round the clock mental health and bereavement support to those working on the frontline against the Coronavirus.

Leading mental health charities Mind, Samaritans, Shout, and Hospice UK have come together to launch the service, with support from The Royal Foundation. Our Frontline provides a combination of 1-2-1 support and online resources for NHS workers, carers, the Blue Light emergency services and key workers who are putting their mental health under pressure.

Find out more about Our Frontline

“Over the past few weeks, millions of frontline workers across the UK have put their physical and mental health on the line to protect us all during the Coronavirus pandemic. Every day they confront traumatic situations at the same time as having to contend with their own worries about the risks to themselves and their families. That takes a real toll, and as I’ve seen for myself through my work with the Air Ambulance, without the right support at the right time the challenges they face will only be greater. Catherine and I, together with The Royal Foundation, will do all we can to support Our Frontline. This work will be our top priority for the months ahead.”

– HRH The Duke of Cambridge