1 April 2021
Gwent Police Federation wellbeing lead Annalea Kift is urging members to take advantage of a free guide that has been created to help them manage their stress levels.
The guide, produced by Police Mutual, has been launched to coincide with National Stress Awareness Month, an annual campaign every April.
As well as ways to manage stress levels, the guide also explores different techniques to help reduce worrying, while highlighting useful links for those to access who need further support.
“Officers’ mental health and wellbeing is a fundamental Federation priority, which is why I’m asking all members to take a few minutes to read this guide,” said Annalea.
“Even if you don’t think you need support, the guide is full of handy tips and advice that could improve your general wellbeing or help others.
“Now more than ever, it is important for us to take care of our mental health and shining a light on National Stress Awareness Month gives officers the opportunity to speak up and reach out if they are struggling or need support.”
Annalea added: “Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and I urge anyone who is struggling to reach out to the Federation if they need our support.”
The guide also includes information on a phone app that officers can download if they want regular and easily accessible support at the touch of a button.
Police Mutual offers financial and wellbeing support to serving and retired officers, as well as their families.