Blue Light Symphony Orchestra

Emergency Services musicians launch mental health charity.

One in four 999 workers have thought about suicide, more than the national average of 1 in 5, according to a survey in 2016 by Mind, and a recent study showed 39% of Ambulance staff suffer from PTSD.

A new charity has been set up to try and reduce these alarming statistics.

The Blue Light Symphony Orchestra (BLSO) aims to promote music-making in the emergency services. It is the brainchild of serving detective Seb Valentine, a graduate of the Royal College of Music who has joined forces with composer Matthew Slater to share the therapeutic power of music with fellow first responders across the country.

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