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Firefighters describe worsening mental health during pandemic

28th May 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

The last 12 -14 months has been undoubtedly tough for all emergency services, however those within the Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) have been overlooked by half of the UK, according to new research released today.

The stats obtained by Typhoo found that 46% of UK adults are unaware of the strenuous contribution made by the FRSs throughout the pandemic, assuming their workload has been ‘the same’, while a fifth even considered it to be ‘less busy’.

Typhoo has teamed up with The Fire Fighters Charity to recognise the efforts of the emergency services over the last year. Brew with a Crew aims to bring people together for a brew with the people they care about most, to encourage time to talk and to raise vital funds to support members of the UK’s fire services community in need.

Aston spoke to Izi Dragonetti, psychological therapist at The Fire Fighters Charity to discuss about the worsening mental health of those in the profession over the last 12 months.