Health and Wellbeing

Force Welfare Officer

The FWO can assist by signposting help and guidance available throughout the Force, MOD and the wider police family.

claire.batt412@mod.gov.uk / 01371 854361 or 07595568608

Police Mutual provide financial guidance and support to serving Police Officers, offering a wealth of information relevant throughout your policing career. A mortgage advice service and specific guidance on your finances and mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic are also available.

Visit PoliceMutual.co.uk Call 01543 441 630

www.foryoubyyou.org.uk  

Available to all MDP uniform and non-uniform staff.  For You By You have recently  launched a wellbeing app with some really great help and guidance.

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 / kathryn.foster680@mod.gov.uk

Blue Light Infoline

0300 303 5999

Offers confidential, independent and practical support, advice and signposting around mental health and wellbeing.

MOD and MDP Staff Support Networks – available for all staff

Defnet Wellbeing page, where a wealth of useful information and guidance, including information on mental fitness, working at home and healthy lifestyles, is provided:

Defnet/HOCS/Pages/Coronavirus wellbeing and mental health

HeadFIT

HeadFIT designed specifically for the Defence community, provides 24/7 access to self-help tools that can enhance mood, drive and confidence, and help Defence people manage the stresses of everyday life.