Mental health webinars – new dates released

Free online wellbeing sessions are being made available to police officers and staff, so they can talk about their mental health.

The webinar resilience check-ins are being held on 23 September, 6 October and 19 October and are being funded by the Police Federation of England and Wales. They will be run by National Police Wellbeing Service – Oscar Kilo – and led by Bailey and French, a consultancy firm with a ‘focus on the power of positive psychology’.

The sessions were first held during lockdown and were designed to help people deal with the changes they were facing, whatever their role. And, due to their success more, free, one-hour sessions are now being offered.

Maria Henry, chair of Gwent Police Federation, is encouraging people to sign up for the sessions.

“The past few months have been challenging for everyone in their own way and no two people’s experiences of the lockdown and the pandemic are likely to be the same,” Maria explains.

“The feedback from the previous sessions has been excellent with people saying they found them uplifting and they enjoyed talking and sharing with others and learning how to overcome challenges and feel more resilient.

“These sessions will give people the chance to share their experiences and boost their wellbeing as we start to think about a ‘new normal’.”

The sessions will be run using Microsoft Teams. It is recommended that you use a personal device as you may not be able to access the session on Force equipment.

The interactive workshops use break-out rooms to allow participants to talk to others in the session. Therefore, you can sign up to more than one workshop as there will be different people to chat with.

To register for one of the sessions, click on the date below and follow the instructions.

23 September

6 October

19 October