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Corps Security Launches Mental Health in Security Event

Corps Security Launches Mental Health in Security Event
25 April 2023
 

UK security provider Corps Security is looking to address the ongoing mental health struggles in their industry by hosting an awareness event in London.

“Mental Health - Security’s Invisible Enemy” will be held during Mental Health Awareness Month on 18 May 2023 at the In and Out Club in St James’s Square.

In partnership with the Security Minds Matter team, Combat Stress - The UK's Leading Charity for Veterans' Mental Health and influential specialists, the event will address the stigma around mental wellbeing in the security sector. 

The event aims to bring together senior managers and leaders from all over the security sector to discuss ideas, share experiences and commit to pledges to break the stigma together. 

 

Security Officers and Mental Health

 

Research has shown that mental health affects a high percentage of security professionals:  According to a University of Portsmouth study, 40 per cent of security officers displayed symptoms of PTSD. Research by the Consortium for the Prevention of Suicide shows that security officers are the third highest industry impacted by suicide. 

Levels of verbal and physical abuse towards security professionals also remain high. In a survey of over 1,000 security professionals by workingthedoors.co.uk, 51 per cent say they are verbally abused every time they work, and 65 per cent of respondents were resigned to the fact that violence within the security industry was inevitable

“This event is about addressing these awful statistics as a collective industry, whether security companies or FM providers heavily invested in security,” said Andy Topp, Sales and Marketing Director at Corps Security.  

“Whilst individually doing some amazing things for our teams, to address this industry-wide issue, we all need to come together and address the stigma and make some promises to our officers that we will reduce the impact, improve their wellbeing and ultimately save lives.”

 

Free Tickets to “Mental Health - Security’s Invisible Enemy”

 

The team have secured leading experts in the area to educate and inform. These include the Lead Research Occupational Therapist from Combat Stress and Mike Hurst from Security Minds Matter, with the event introduced by Corps Security’s CEO, Mike Bullock, and finalising 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, at 14:00 on 18 May 2023. The agenda features Lead Research Occupational Therapist from Combat Stress and Mike Hurst from Security Minds Matter, with the event introduced by Corps Security’s CEO, Mike Bullock, and finalising with a Q&A panel session where the audience will be encouraged to commit to new pledges. 

Tickets are free and limited to 100, so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. 

Picture: a photograph of four people wearing matching jackets with the word "security" written on the back. Image Credit: Adobe Stock

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 25 April 2023

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