Oscar Kilo hosting series of wellbeing seminars

10 February 2021

Improve the quality of your rest with the help of a webinar from Oscar Kilo, the National Police Wellbeing Service.

Oscar Kilo has teamed up with sleep scientist Dr Sophie Bostock to produce Better Sleep webinars.

The next session – Sleepless Parents’ Survival Guide – takes place on Thursday 4 March at 11am. You cansign up for the webinar now.

Dyfed Powys secretary Roger Webb said: “Officers do a tough job and your sleep patterns can be subject to all sorts of challenges, especially if you work shifts.

“A lack of sleep can impact on your physical and mental wellbeing, and affect you in your work and personal life. Oscar Kilo has launched these webinars to support officers and staff with sleep problems and help them improve the quality of their sleep.”

Find out more in the February edition of the Oscar Kilo newsletter.

The newsletter also highlights a series of new resilience webinars to support officers and staff with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Roger said: “We are working in unprecedented times and face some real challenges as we police the pandemic on top of our usual day-to-day work. All of these factors can impact our wellbeing.

“These webinars aim to help you recognise signs of emotional issues and how to support yourself and colleagues.”

The first webinar called Duty of Self Care was held on Tuesday (9 February) at 1pm. It is hosted by BACP-accredited psychotherapistAlexis Powell-Howard, of Grimsby-based Fortis Therapy and Training.

It will look at serving the public, the impact of the job on your mental health and how to look after yourself and avoid burn-out. Register now for the webinar.

Members can also access a series coronavirus-themed resilience sessions, funded by the National Police Wellbeing Service and run by Bailey and French.

Sessions include home schooling (10 February, vaccinations (11 February), returning to normal (19 February), lockdown (23 February) and staying connected with others (25 February).

Find out more details and sign up