Corps Security announced they will organise a Mental Health – Security’s Invisible Enemy event on 18th May at The In & Out (Naval and Military Club) at Saint James’s Square, London, to address the topic of mental health in the security industry.
Corps Security’s announcement was accompanied with some information related to mental health in the security industry:
“According to a University of Plymouth study, 40% of security officers displayed symptoms of PTSD.
“According to research by the Consortium for the Prevention of Suicide, Security Officers are the third highest industry impacted by suicide.”
A spokesperson from Corps Security said in the announcement: “Mental Health in the security industry is a topic that needs to be addressed.
“In recent years, we have seen new initiatives appear, engagement with Employee Assistance Programmes increase, and modules of training introduced to help to address this growing and prominent issue.
“At the time, this was in reaction to the pandemic, but it is essential now that we address the invisible enemy affecting our industry colleagues.”
Corps Security said: “We have a promise and obligation to our colleagues in frontline roles, in our offices, even on our boards, to give them the support they need to ensure their wellbeing, and now more than ever support them with their mental health.
“Everyone has initiatives in place. Everyone has amazing ideas.
“But the time for working siloed is over – it’s time to come together and let’s remove the stigma, together! Talking is good, but now it is time for collective action!”
The Mental Health – Security’s Invisible enemy event on 18 May will be bringing together security professionals alongside the Security Minds Matter team and Combat Stress: The UK’s Leading Charity for Veterans’ Mental Health to begin to influence real change in the industry.
Corps Security team have secured leading experts in this area to educate and inform and help us to take the next step in improving mental health in the security sector.
These include the Lead Research Occupational Therapist from Combat Stress, and leading figures from Security Minds Matter – introduced by Corps Security’s CEO and finalising with a Q&A panel session.
Tickets for this event are free and open to anyone in the security sector working in executive or management positions, HR/people managers, and those in the FM sector with a vested investment in security.
Corps Security’s spokesperson also warned that the tickets are limited to 100, so people who want to attend should book early to avoid disappointment.
You can register here for free.
(Source and Image: Corps Security LinkedIn Page)