Derbyshire Police Federation

Free addiction support at the touch of a button

26 January 2024

Derbyshire Police Federation members living with addiction can now access free support at the touch of a button.

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has partnered with Help 4 Addiction and Rehubs to offer 24/7 confidential support for police officers, providing bespoke advice and guidance for those living with addiction.

The Rehubs app, which is available on Google Play Store and the App Store offers a modern, digital approach to addiction recovery with an online rehab programme. 

Members can use the code POLFED, under the ‘use company code’ prompt at the bottom of the payment page, to download the Rehubs app for free. 

Secretary of Derbyshire Police Federation Kirsty Bunn said: “Those who work in the police notoriously put on this front - an armour, a layer of protection - when in fact, we’re all still human. And as with other humans, addiction is a real issue. 


Help4Addiction and Rehubs were launched by former cop Nick Conn.


“Now, more than ever, we must shine a light on the support available to officers. Having the opportunity to easily access support via the Rehubs app - and for free - will prove invaluable to those members who are living with addiction.

“With demands and pressure on policing at an all-time high, officers are looking for ways to relax or escape from day-to-day life.

“Especially at this time of the year - the weather is cold, the days are short and dark, not to mention the ongoing financial pressures we’re all feeling following the expense of Christmas. 

Again, just because we’re in policing, it doesn’t mean officers aren’t affected by addiction.”

As well as being able to download the Rehubs app for free, members can call the Help4Addiction helpline, which provides officers with a safe space to talk and addiction support when they need it most. 

Kirsty continued: “Support like the Help4Addiction helpline is essential for our members. It’s confidential and while it’s in collaboration with the Police Federation, it’s completely external from the police - which is important for officers to know.

“They offer a safe, non-judgmental space for officers and police staff when they need it most.

“I’m urging any of our members who might be experiencing or feel like somebody they know is experiencing addiction to call Help4Addiction or download Rehubs. 

“Remember, asking for support or help is nothing to be ashamed of.”

Both Rehubs and Help4Addiction offer support for any type of addiction, whether it’s alcohol, drugs, gambling or porn - if a person has started an unhealthy relationship with something, there could be an issue.

Help4Addiction and Rehubs were launched by former cop Nick Conn, having experienced addiction himself when he was training in the Metropolitan Police at 19.

More than 20 years later, having successfully beaten addition, Nick went on to develop Help4Addiction, an organisation dedicated to providing others with essential support and guidance.

If you or somebody is suffering from addiction and needs support, call Help4Addiction on: 0330 058 8227 or download Rehubs for FREE today.

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