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Health and Wellbeing

The Wellbeing Zone is a free online resource, provided through the Defence Police Federation Welfare portfolio and Police Mutual, to create a personal profile for wellbeing and lifestyle goals. 

All officers and staff are encouraged to log on to the MDP Wellbeing Zone and utilise this free resource. Mindful of MDP officers need to undertake fitness testing the MDP Wellbeing Zone is another tool to help prepare people for that challenge.

To join the MDP Wellbeing Zone please copy the link below into Google Chrome, and use the organisation code: mdp1


The ‘PMF Wellbeing’ App is also available for both Apple and Android devices. 

Full details regarding the MDP Wellbeing Zone can be found here.


We need to get the message to our staff that "it's ok not to be ok".

Oscar Kilo has been initially funded by Public Health England and was created and designed to host the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework and bring together those who are responsible for wellbeing. It is a place to share learning and best practice from across emergency and blue light services so organisations can invest the very best into the wellbeing of their staff.

It's aims are:

  • To have a place to assess and develop your own wellbeing provision, and to learn from, talk to & share best practice with each other
  • To help create a positive working environment from which people can draw meaning and purpose
  • To instigate the conversation on your organisation's wellbeing with useful resources, research and news, all in one place

Whilst the site has some areas that are restricted to practitioners only, it also has news and resources on areas such as absence management, leadership, mental health and personal resilience. The Force will be working towards completing the Blue Light Framework, and engaging with the other Forces involved in Oscar Kilo to gain and share best practice.

Oscar Kilo can be found at www.oscarkilo.org.uk and works best using Google Chrome.

For further information on Oscar Kilo or Mental Health & Wellbeing, please contact:

Kathryn Foster on 01371 854968 / MDP-PAU-C2@mod.uk

Insp Garry Richardson on 01436 674321 Coulport Ext 5274 / garry.richardson799@mod.uk

PS Mike Finlinson on 01423 777440 / mike.finlinson550@mod.uk