Health and Wellbeing
Please find Police Mutual’s Wellbeing Guides for June 2022 below:
- Carer’s Week
- Healthy Eating Week
- Loneliness Awareness Week
- National Volunteers Week
- Men’s Health Week
Please click here to find Police Mutual’s Wellbeing Guides for May 2022, including information on:
- Mental Health Week
- Dementia Action Week
- Dying Matters Week
- Women’s Health Week
- Let’s Talk Saving for your first home
Children’s mental health week: www.policemutual.co.uk/assets/activity/wellbeing/children-s-mental-health-week-2022
Time to talk day: www.policemutual.co.uk/assets/activity/wellbeing/time-to-talk-day-2022/
World Cancer Day: www.policemutual.co.uk/assets/activity/wellbeing/world-cancer-day-2022/
Safer internet day: www.policemutual.co.uk/assets/activity/wellbeing/safer-internet-day/
Let’s talk Gambling: www.policemutual.co.uk/assets/activity/lets-talk-money/newsletter/february-2022/
EAP has a new Health and Wellbeing Smartphone App called ‘My Healthy Advantage’. The App provides an enhanced set of wellbeing tools and engaging features and is designed to improve the mental and physical health of users by using personal metrics to set bespoke goals and achievements.
The features include:
- Personalisation – users can specify preferences and topics to populate a personal newsfeed and account with tailored resources, tools & learning materials and can set challenges to better wellbeing
- Health Plan and Health Checks – users can use the 4 week plans and mini health checks
- Weekly mood tracker – users can track and reflect on their emotional, physical and financial wellbeing on a weekly basis
- Support – users can contact Health Assured confidentiality via phone, request a call back or LiveChat to speak directly with a member of their team
The new app also include BrightTV with celebrity guest speakers discussing their struggles with mental health wellbeing, financial wellbeing, social wellbeing and physical wellbeing. The aim is to be proactive and hear from people who have experienced difficulties in life, empower individuals that change is possible and encourage them to access the service for help. Celebrity speakers include, Dame Kelly Holmes, Ruby Wax, Gareth Thomas, Sally Gunnell, Gemma Oaten, Andy Reid and Clarke & Carrie Carlisle.
This promotional video link https://vimeo.com/514294645 can be viewed from a personal device.
How to download
Please see the attachments with an overview of the App and details of how to download and register. MOD users are recommended to register using a personal home email address where possible, in preference to using their MODNET email details.
The App will require a unique employer code to register. Please click here to view details for your employer code.
Support for Managers – Supporting colleagues with personal concerns: https://www.policemutual.co.uk/assets/activity/wellbeing/support-for-managers/
Impact on your credit profile: https://www.policemutual.co.uk/assets/activity/wellbeing/credit-profile/
Force Welfare Officer
The FWO can assist by signposting help and guidance available throughout the Force, MOD and the wider police family.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 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
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 / email@example.com
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 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.