A recent report by the National Coronial Information System found that between July 2000 and December 2012, 110 people employed in Police, Fire and Ambulance Services died as a result of intentional self harm.
People employed in these jobs face traumatic and stressful situations as a common part of their working week. But what are some of the lesser known impacts upon these workers? Compassion fatigue is one of these.
Compassion fatigue is increasingly becoming recognised as a problem for people working in the health care industry and emergency services.
2SER's Louise Brooks went to investigate.
Producer: Louise Brooks