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Second Mental Health in the Security Industry Event announced

September 20, 2023

Since launching its mission in May this year, Corps Security has announced its second event to address the stigma around mental health in the security industry. 

Following a report in 2020 by leading academic Professor Mark Button that 40% of security officers researched were presenting symptoms of PTSD, Corps Security hosted a mental health event calling on leaders in the industry to come together to address the ongoing stigma around mental health in the UK security industry.  

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, once again hosted at the prestigious In and Out Military Club in London, will host 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. 

Andy Topp from Corps Security said of the event: “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, significantly held on 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.”

The event, 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, so early registration is vital. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-in-security-are-we-doing-enough-tickets-714599886497?aff=oddtdtcreator. 

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