The Security Minds Project was established to address the increasingly concerning state of mental health and well-being within the security sector, particularly among frontline security personnel. Given their role as the public face of security, security officers play a crucial part in protecting individuals, property, and assets. They require a broad range of skills and education, but they also need support, training, and education to effectively manage mental health and well-being, not only for themselves but also for their colleagues and the public they interact with.
Supported by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the project is overseen by a small Steering Committee composed of individuals with extensive experience and networks within the security sector. Although they do not represent specific organizations, the committee members bring diverse expertise to the table. The committee includes:
Dr. Anne Llewellyn
Representing the SIA are Lawrence Ralph, Amanda Gentle, and Julie Barwick.