24/7 support to help tackle addiction


PUBLISHED 06 Feb 2024

IN News

Free support is available now to Cambridgeshire Police Federation members living with addiction.

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has partnered with Help4Addiction and Rehubs to offer 24/7 confidential support.

Chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation Liz Groom said: “Police officers deal with difficult circumstances every day – it comes with the territory and why most of my colleagues join the job in the first place.

“But this shouldn’t be to the detriment of their own welfare. Job-related or not, the reality is that many need support themselves but do not want to admit it or ask for help.

“Police officers are just as susceptible to addiction as the next person, and we want them to know they are not alone – there are ways to get their lives back on track.”

Members can download the Rehubs app for free and access the Help4Addiction helpline, which provides officers with a safe space to talk and addiction support when they need it most. Importantly, while this service is made available to Police Federation members, it is completely independent to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for officers and police staff when they need it most.

Liz continued: “Officers need help sometimes too, and that’s okay.

“Seeking support is personal and it is important that officers know they have somewhere to turn to with complete confidence.”

If members who might be experiencing, or feel like someone they know is experiencing, addiction they can call Help4Addiction or download Rehubs.

Both Rehubs and Help4Addiction offer support for any addiction, whether it’s alcohol, drugs, gambling or porn – if a person has started an unhealthy relationship with something, there could be an issue.

The Rehubs app offers a modern, digital approach to addiction recovery with an online rehab programme. Available on Google Play Store and the App Store, members can use the code POLFED, under the ‘use company code’ prompt at the bottom of the payment page, to download the Rehubs app for free.

Help4Addiction and Rehubs were launched by former cop Nick Conn, having experienced addiction himself when he was training in the Metropolitan Police at 19.

More than 20 years later, having successfully beaten addition, Nick went on to develop Help4Addiction, an organisation dedicated to providing others with essential support and guidance.

If you or somebody is suffering from addiction and needs support, call Help4Addiction on: 0330 058 8227 or download Rehubs for FREE today.