Corps Security has announced a second event to address the stigma around mental health in the UK’s security industry.
Following a finding by leading academic, Professor Mark Button in 2020 that 40 per cent of security officers were presenting with symptoms of PTSD, Corps Security hosted an inaugural mental health event in May which called on leaders in the industry to address the ongoing issues surrounding mental health.
During the event, the company announced key pledges to address mental wellbeing awareness, which included education for managers and colleagues, hosted mental health events in London and new signposting cards for all security officers.
The next event, which will again be hosted at the prestigious In and Out Military Club in London, will feature Dr Tina Cartwright from the University of Westminster, veteran mental health charity Combat Stress, and leading workplace mental health specialists Thrive Mental Wellbeing. Alongside presentations from the guest companies, Corps’ CEO Mike Bullock and mental health advocate Chris Middleton will update guests on the progress of the pledges committed to in May.
We were delighted to see so many influential people from the industry join us in May when we launched our campaign to break the stigma around mental health. However, we must keep the momentum to ensure this key issue affecting our officers and colleagues remains front of mind.Advertisement
Corps spokesperson, Andy Topp, says: “We were delighted to see so many influential people from the industry join us in May when we launched our campaign to break the stigma around mental health. However, we must keep the momentum to ensure this key issue affecting our officers and colleagues remains front of mind.
“The second event which, significantly, coincides with International Mental Health Awareness Day, is our chance to show what has been done but, more importantly, commit to doing more in the next six months for the best interest of our industry.”
Mental Health in Security: Are we doing enough? will be held at the In and Out Military Club in London on Tuesday 10th October from 2pm. Registration is free and open to security leaders, FM companies and the media with a vested interest in Security.
Tickets are limited and early registration is vital. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-in-security-are-we-doing-enough-tickets-714599886497?aff=oddtdtcreator.