Mental health


Mental health and security officers: “Support is improving, but there is much to do”

Mike Hurst discusses the mental health challenges that many security professionals face, and what the wider industry can do to support. Read More

Security Minds Matter initiative launched to promote mental health and wellbeing best practice

The new initiative from the private security industry has been launched to promote the importance of good mental health in the sector. Read More

Mates in Mind calls on companies to start the conversation about mental health this World Suicide Prevention Day

UK charity Mates in Mind is calling on construction companies to start the conversation with their employees about mental health. Read More

Paxton begins fundraising for mental health charity Mind

Sussex-based Paxton has partnered with the charity Mind in Brighton & Hove, to raise funds for those suffering from mental health issues. Read More

“We are not alone” – Embracing change and transition to empower mental health conversations

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, Francesca Boeris, talks about focusing on the need to embrace change and transition. Read More

Report highlights impacts of building safety crisis on mental health of leaseholders

A study has revealed the impacts on the mental health of leaseholders who are stuck in their flats and face huge costs for remediation of fire safety issues. Read More

“1/3 of self-employed construction workers are living with anxiety”, according to research by Mates in Mind and the IES

According to a new study, construction workers are experiencing high levels of mental stress due to poor work-life balance and COVID-19. Read More

University of Glasgow – How its award-winning security team are tackling diversity, hate crime and gender-based violence

IFSEC Global catches up with the team to discuss their recent Security Manager of the Year Award win at the SFE Awards. Read More

“We’ve got the right people, we’ve got the right technology, now, let’s put them together and look after our students” – Collaborative campus safety in Manchester

IFSEC Global speaks to professionals at CriticalArc and Salford University about how the SafeZone app is being recieved and future plans for expansion. Read More

SME owners urged to be more aware of their mental health and seek help when necessary, following World Mental Health Day

The turbulence caused by the pandemic has altered the business landscape significantly according to The Accountancy Partnership. Read More

Why is mental health becoming more apparent in the security industry?

Highlighting the mental health challenges the security profession is facing, and exploring the potential causes and solutions behind the issue. Read More

PTSD Resolution highlights mental health support for security professionals affected by events in Afghanistan

The armed forces’ charity has seen a surge in enquiries from veterans seeking help with mental health issues as they follow the news coverage. Read More

Major new study reveals significant levels of verbal and physical violence towards security staff

A new study has revealed the worrying levels of verbal and physical violence security staff receive while at work. Read More

Nobody left behind: The mental health support gap in the security industry

How the COVID pandemic has taken its toll on the mental health of security professionals and why support strategies should be put in place. Read More

“The safety measures we implemented at the start of the pandemic for our engineers have continued today”: Ambush Security on its pandemic response

IFSEC Global speaks to Ambush Security to understand how an installation company responded to the COVID pandemic. Read More

Security workers and the law: Who protects the protectors?

Steve Johnson uncovers the lack of protection in place to prevent violence against security professionals – despite the challenges they face. Read More



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