Developing understanding and knowledge of work-related mental health issues in the context of fire and rescue services in Finland

MentalFireFit RDI-project consists four work packages, which are carried out in close cooperation between the Finnish Association of Fire Officers and Xamk. The main purpose of the project is to systematically and nationally develop understanding and knowledge of work-related mental health issues in the context of fire and rescue services in Finland. The purpose of this project is to promote nationwide awareness of the importance of work-related mental health protection and to ensure continuity.

The WPs are:

WP 1: Increase awareness of managing work-related mental wellbeing

WP 2: Further training and networking of those who currently work as mental health personnel in the fire and rescue services.

WP 3: Promoting mentally safe work communities in fire and rescue services

WP 4: Development of defusing and post-trauma activities

 

Xamk’s role in this project is to develop training and educational content and to do research.

More info

Laura Leinonen
Project manager
Tel. +358 50 405 9196
laura.leinonen@xamk.fi

Facts

MentalFireFit

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2021

Implementers

Administrator: Suomen Palopäällystöliitto

Partial implementers: Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu

Fields of expertise: Sustainable well-being

Budget

Total budget: 119 390 €

XAMK part of the total budget: 47 756 €

Financiers and main source of funding: Palosuojelurahasto