5 September 2023
Derbyshire Police Federation members are being encouraged to use Know Your Numbers Week as an opportunity to have their blood pressure tested.
Many people will have high blood pressure without knowing and it can lead to other health problems.
Know Your Numbers Week started yesterday (4 September) and runs until Sunday (10 September) is an awareness campaign that aims to encourage people to get their blood pressure checked.
To coincide with the week, a new factsheet has been produced by Police Mutual, which provides financial services for serving or retired police officers, staff and their families, offering Derbyshire Police Federation information and advice.
The guide includes information on how to get your blood pressure checked, and there are tips on staying healthy, exercise and nutrition, as well as advice on how to boost the immune system and on sleeping.
Police Mutual has also produced a guide for World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday (10 September), offering practical advice and links to organisations that can help.
According to the World Health Organisation, 700,000 people die by suicide every year - and for every suicide there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every year people and organisations come together on 10 September to raise awareness of suicide prevention.
The factsheet includes signs to look out for that someone may be thinking about suicide, advice on how to help someone and a list of organisations offering support.
Meanwhile, National Fitness Day takes place on 20 September and Federation members can download a Police Mutual factsheet with tips on how to lead healthier lifestyles.
The day is a chance to highlight the role of physical activity and help raise awareness of how fitness levels can improve health.