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Mental Health – Security’s Invisible Enemy (18 May)

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Corps Security has announced that it will be hosting a vital mental health event, Mental Health – Security’s Invisible Enemy, in May during Mental Health Awareness Month.

The event will aim to break the stigma around mental wellbeing in the security sector and bring together senior managers and leaders to discuss ideas, share experiences and commit to pledges. Corps Security has partnered with the Security Minds Matter team, Combat Stress – The UK’s Leading Charity for Veterans’ Mental Health, and influential specialists for the event.

According to researchers, mental health affects a significant percentage of security professionals, with 40% of security officers displaying symptoms of PTSD according to a University of Portsmouth study. Additionally, Security Officers are the third highest industry impacted by suicide, according to the Consortium for the Prevention of Suicide.

It is vital that we address this issue as a sector.

The event aims to address these issues collectively, with Andy Topp, sales and marketing Director for Corps Security, saying, “It is vital that we address this issue as a sector. We all have a role in supporting our officers, particularly our frontline workers directly impacted by their mental health.”

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The event, which will be inaugurated by Corps Security’s CEO, Mike Bullock, will feature leading experts including the Lead Research Occupational Therapist from Combat Stress and Mike Hurst from Security Minds Matter. It will conclude with a Q&A panel session where the audience will be encouraged to commit to new pledges.

The event will take place at the In and Out Club, 4 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4JU on 18th May at 14:00. Tickets are free and open to decision-makers across the security sector but limited to 100.

Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-securitys-invisible-enemy-tickets-620749688027 to register (early booking advised).

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