World Health Day: Officers encouraged to take better care of wellbeing

A free guide has been created this World Health Day to help officers take better care of their wellbeing.

Created by Police Mutual, the guide is full of useful techniques to help improve mental and physical health.

The guide coincides with World Health Day, an annual awareness raising campaign organised by the World Health Organisation, which falls each year on 7 April.

South Wales Police Federation chair Steve Treharne has welcomed the guide, saying: “Following such a challenging and demanding year and with all the pressures of the pandemic, it’s really important that members take care of their wellbeing.

“All too often taking care of our own health falls down the list of priorities but guides like this remind us to take some time for ourselves.”

From getting more sleep to looking at nutrition and finances, the guide covers a range of topics that could impact wellbeing.

With World Health Day falling in Stress Awareness Month, the guide also looks at how stress can affect physical and mental health.

“I would encourage all officers to take a look at this guide,” added Steve, “Even if they don’t feel they need the support themselves, it might help them support those around them.”

Police Mutual offers financial and wellbeing support to serving and retired officers, as well as their families. 

Read the guide.