1 April 2021
A free downloadable guide has been created to help officers manage their stress and worry levels.
The launch of the guide, which has been produced by Police Mutual, coincides with National Stress Awareness Month, an annual campaign that takes place throughout April.
Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton is encouraging officers to take advantage of the free guide, which includes ways of managing stress levels and explores techniques to reduce worrying.
“Considering what a challenging 12 months everybody has had, it’s more important than ever for our members to look after their wellbeing and mental health,” said Tony.
“National Stress Awareness Month gives us all a great platform to open up about how we’re feeling and to reach out if we need that support.
“I would encourage all officers to have a read of the free guide. It gives members access to advice and information, especially if people aren’t quite ready to speak to anybody about their concerns yet and just need that initial help.”
The guide also highlights a number of useful links and a phone app that users can download if they need further support.
“Speaking about stress, wellbeing and mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and the Federation is here always, not just in April, to support its members,” added Tony.
Police Mutual offers financial and wellbeing support to serving and retired officers, as well as their families.