Free mental wellbeing sessions

Free, online mental health wellbeing sessions are being hosted to allow officers to talk about how they are coping and feeling about Covid-19.

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 and run by the National Police Wellbeing Service – Oscar Kilo.

The sessions were first held during lockdown and were designed to help people deal with the changes they were facing, whatever their role.

Due to their success more, free, one-hour sessions are now being offered to police officers and staff.

Gareth Jones, chair of Dyfed Powys Police Federation, is encouraging people to sign up for the sessions, saying: “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.

“No two experiences of the past few months are the same and there is no right or wrong way to feel about what we have been through.

“These sessions will give people the chance to share their experiences and, as we start to think about a ‘new normal’ be a mechanism for sharing ideas and build up personal resilience to face the changes that are ahead.”

The group discussions are being led by Bailey and French, a consultancy firm with a ‘focus on the power of positive psychology’.

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 will 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