90 days from today is Sat, 19 October 2019
Generally, stress and poor psychological wellbeing is widespread in the police service. We are here to help.
Below are some resources for support and advice on mental as well as physical health, or please contact us.
National health and wellbeing leaflet
Officers now work longer hours, have to manage incidents with less resources, have higher workloads and have taken on more responsibility - all the while needing to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle required to pass the annual fitness test.
Ill health can affect anyone at any age in their lives, some issues affect both sexes, while some are gender specific. Both physical and mental health are serious considerations for the Federation. The aim of this booklet - by the national Police Federation of England and Wales - is to provide you with some useful information and preventative advice for a healthier you.
Welfare Support Programme
The WSP offers a 24 hour 365 day a year telephone support line for you and your family where you can speak directly to our trained staff regarding the issues that concern you.
They are certificated in mental health first aid and are there to listen to your concerns and help you to get the best support available and have had training in police discipline procedures and post incident procedures.
Call 01354 669749 or visit the national Police Federation website for more information.
Flint House is a registered charity and is funded almost completely by the subscriptions of around 67,000 serving and retired officers.
Its physiotherapists, nurses and healthcare professionals help officers get back on duty quickly, effectively and with long-lasting results.
As well as physio and general nursing, the centre offers specialist treatments including acupuncture, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and therapeutic massage, along with rest and recuperation after illness or injury.
All bedrooms are fully en-suite and have Freeview TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
Communal areas include a fully licensed bar and quiet lounges as well as a restaurant offering high quality cuisine.
The cost is £1.70 per week and can be taken direct by your pay.
For more information about subscribing to Flint House, please read the information leaflet below, contact the Fed office on 01603 971420 or call Flint House direct on 01491 874499.
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