Blue Light Programme: evaluation of the Information Provision strand

Document type
Corporate author(s)
Mind; BMG Research
Date of publication
2 May 2016
Mental health services, Health Services, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
Material type

Download (2.7MB )

This evaluation explores the different elements of the Information Provision strand of the Blue Light Programme in order to assess:

  • How effective the information provided has been (in terms of its availability, visibility, and impact on individuals and actions taken etc).
  • Why people may not engage with the support.
  • How the support may be further developed or improved.

Specifically, the evaluation explored the impact of the Blue Light Infoline and the quality of written and audio-visual materials designed to support the programme.

The Blue Light Programme consists of four complementary strands (Tackling Stigma, Workplace Wellbeing, Resilience Intervention, and Information Provision) which all offer a slightly different approach to tackling the complex issues that face the sector.

The Information Provision strand aims to ensure there is sufficient resource (both through literature available online and in print) and support (through a dedicated Blue Light Infoline and email and text services); as well as an effective referral network for those who require further support.

Related to Mental health services

Body image: how we think and feel about our bodies

Report on body image and the associated mental health risks

Engaging with complexity: providing effective trauma informed care for women

This guide provides advice on the impact of trauma on women

How to look after your mental health in prison

Practical advice for prisoners on how to improve mental health

More items related to this subject

Related to Mind

What changes are needed to improve young peoples eating disorder services?

A report and response to Public Affairs Committee regarding improvement of services for young people suffering from eating disorders.

Transforming mental health

Report on improving mental health in the UK

Better equipped, better care: improving mental health training for gps and practice nurses

This report is aimed at improving mental health training for GPs and practice nurses

Leaving hospital: briefing on discharge from mental health inpatient services

Guidance on being discharged from mental health inpatient services

More items related to this publisher