2 February 2023
A new factsheet has been produced offering Derbyshire Police Federation members tips and advice on looking after their mental health this Time to Talk Day.
Time to Talk Day is on Thursday 2 February and is a day for friends, families, communities and workplaces to talk about mental health.
Run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, the day aims to break down barriers and end mental health stigma and discrimination.
A Time To Talk factsheet has been created by Police Mutual
The free guide has been produced by Police Mutual, which provides financial services and welfare support to the police service, and offers tips on helping others and starting conversations around mental health.
It also includes advice on looking after your own mental health as well as signposting to mental health support.
Police Mutual has also produced a free factsheet for World Cancer Day on (Saturday) 4 February.
The day aims to bring people together to raise awareness, improve education and bring about change.
This booklet offers advice on coping with a diagnosis, self-care during recovery from cancer and how to support a loved one living with it. It also provides links to sources of help and support.
Download the World Cancer Day factsheet.
Tony Wetton, Derbyshire Police Federation chair, said: “Awareness events are really effective at helping start conversations about issues and topics we don’t always find easy to open up about – such as our physical and mental health.
“These factsheets have been produced to coincide with a series of awareness events and are a great source of information and advice – and they’re free.
“And don’t forget that the Federation is always here for those members who need our help or support.”