Mental health support still greatest area of demand for ambulance charity

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Mental health continues to be the largest service provided by The Staff Ambulance Charity (TSAC) according to their latest impact report for 2019/20, accounting for three in five of the total interventions they provide.

Sam Brown, from the Governance and Executive Support Team at TSAC, said, ‘Despite the unprecedented challenges we have seen during the pandemic and existing plans having to be put on hold, the charity has continued to grow.

‘We have continued to provide almost all our services and even launched a few new ones. We are also putting plans in place to extend and deepen the support to ambulance staff as we move forwards in this ever-changing environment.

‘One of the main growth areas was our new physiotherapy service, where beneficiaries can receive up to ten sessions of physiotherapy with a local professional, which meant we were able to offer three times more rehabilitation sessions than last year.

‘It is difficult to predict the future but what is clear, is that there are more people in the ambulance community who need our support than we can currently help. We also expect this to grow significantly over the next few months as the impact of Coronavirus on ambulance staff and their families continues to be felt.

‘If you would like to help us to continue providing our vital services to the people in our ambulance community, please get in touch with us at fundraising@theasc.org.uk

‘Finally, we would like to thank every single member of the UK’s ambulance community for their commitment during this unprecedented time. The ambulance sector has lost friends and colleagues to and our thoughts are with each one and their families.’

Please click here to read the latest Impact Report or click here to download a PDF version.

Published 3rd September 2020

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