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Interviewees: Stu Vince & Adam Bundle, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service & Sue Forbes, Solent Mind
Two Hampshire firefighters are opening up about their mental health to get others talking.
Stu and Adam know what it is like to struggle with mental health.
Stu was diagnosed with severe anxiety, depression and PTSD after surgery.
In addition, were the pressures of work and family life.
In 2015 he suffered a breakdown.
Stress and anxiety in the emergency services has increased dramatically, as often people have to witness harrowing situations.
However, awareness of mental health has increased.
Both Adam and Stu are now mental health first aiders for Hampshire Fire & Rescue and are preparing to go into other workplaces to encourage people to talk and to set up measures to help.
To finish their two year campaign Stu and Adam are taking part in a 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic next year.
They say the isolation of the sea reflects that which is often felt by those facing depression.