1 April 2021
Branch chair Steve Treharne says the wellbeing of members is a South Wales Police Federation priority as he welcomes a free guide created to help officers manage their stress levels.
The launch of the guide, which has been produced by Police Mutual, coincides with National Stress Awareness Month, an annual campaign that takes place throughout April.
Offering advice on how to manage stress levels, the guide is also full of handy tips on how to reduce worrying, including writing things down, staying healthy and keeping active.
Steve says: “Mental health and wellbeing is an absolute priority for the Federation so I would urge all members to take time to look at this free guide perhaps even if they don’t feel they are stressed or worried.
“National Stress Awareness Month highlights the importance of talking about stress levels and gives officers the encouragement they might need to reach out for support.
“I would also like to remind members that the Federation is here to offer support, listen to their worries and also provide introductions to organisations that can offer tailored support.”
The guide includes a number of useful links, as well as giving information on an app that people can download, if they need further help.
Police Mutual offers financial and wellbeing support to serving and retired officers, as well as their families.