Blue Light Programme: evaluation of the Information Provision strand

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

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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.

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