At West Midlands Fire Service, Life Echo was used in conjunction with Kings Norton White Watch. The goal of this project was to address and embed wellbeing through a toolbox, or workshop approach. The focus was keeping fire fighters mentally and physically fitter for longer.
WMFS Noted the following benefits of the project:
- Improved crew team building, connections and motivation
- Improvement in mental wellbeing of employees
- Potential reduction in sickness absence, accidents and injuries.
- Employees enabled to recall happy memories at any point by listening to the soundtrack of their Life Echo
“Life Echo is an incredibly powerful example into how an artist can create work which sensitively and collaboratively support the well-being of fire fighters and others facing trauma as part of the day to day work. This is a fascinating insight as to how sound and memory can be combined creatively to help with creative safe internal and external spaces such as with White Watch.”
Creative consultant to the project.