Welcome to the home of International Control Room Week, brought to you by APD Communications. We are a technology business that develops software and infrastructure for public safety, in particular its control rooms. Our admiration and appreciation for the emergency services is un-quantifiable. Working closely with the services, we understand the live-changing situations its staff face daily and the impact that the job has not only on their life, but their families too.
International Control Room Week is just a small way to show support and highlight the great work you all do – its a week dedicated to you.
Not only that, but we have pledged again to donate £1 to mental health charities every time #UnsungHeroes is used across social media and in the press during 19 – 25 October 2020. Helping to create a strong and positive legacy of the International Control Room Week for many year’s to come.
We have chosen Mind and the Scottish Association for Mental Health, as the charities to support throughout International Control Room Week as we know that health and wellbeing within the control room is often impacted due to the traumatic and challenging nature of the job.
Plus, recent studies show that control rooms up and down the country are dealing with record levels of phone calls from members of the public suffering with poor mental health. By raising money for mental health charities we can indirectly help both the people working within the control rooms, and also the people contacting the emergency services.