OUR CHARITY
UKESG Ltd

our

purpose

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  • Better mental health for the Emergency Services
  • Protecting the people who protect the people

WHy?

Mental health across the Emergency Services is at crisis point: 

  • 1 in 20 (5%) Emergency Services workers have made an attemp to take their own life due to stress and other factors 
  • 1 in 4 (27%) have considered ending their lives
  • 62% say they have experienced a mental health problem
  • Over 9 in 10 (92%) respondents have experienced stress, low mood and poor mental health at some point while working for the emergency services 

Source - Mind: Mental Health in the Emergency Services Survey   2018/19 

  • Recent polling shows that 50% of NHS workers said their mental health had declined since the start of the pandemic* with anxiety, stress and depression the most reported reasons for a marked increase in absence**  

Sources – *YouGov poll for the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on 22 April 2020. Sample of 996 healthcare workers across the UK 

**NHS Digital –  Sickness Absence Rates April 2020 (published 20 August 2020)

WHAT IS IT

ALL ABOUT

FirePoliceAmbulanceUK Average
Reported own mental Health issues 66%70%76%43%
Rated own mental Health as "poor" or "very poor"32%30%27%8%
Rated own mental Health as “very good"16%9%7%30%
Source - Mind: Mental Health in the Emergency Services Survey 2018/19 **Figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development Survey 2018
NB: both surveys used identical questions and methodology

our

5 year vision

UKESG (The Charity)  

  • Donate £10 million to support improvements in Mental Health for the Emergency Services 
  • Establish a measurable improvement in the state of mental health in the       Emergency Services to the same level as in the general public 

The Gratitude Games  

  • Generate £7.5 million direct surplus to UKESG
  • A major annual event, with a charity/broadcast output to a UK TV audience
  • A series of complementary mass participation events for the general public in 13 regions across the UK 
  • 200,000 participants over 5 years