Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom is encouraging members to take time for themselves with a series of webinars and sessions run by Oscar Kilo.
The National Police Wellbeing Service is putting on a series of online events aimed at improving welfare and wellbeing.
Liz said: “We’re living through and working in unprecedented times. Our members have been on the frontline from the start of coronavirus crisis and we mustn’t forget the stresses and strains that officers and staff face in policing the pandemic.
“These webinars focus on a range of areas including mental health, resilience and sleep. I would encourage members wherever possible to take time for themselves and to take part in these sessions, which will be of real benefit now and in the long run.”
The sessions are highlighted in a special February edition of the Oscar Kilo newsletter.
Oscar Kilo is also running new resilience webinars to support officers and staff with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The first webinar called Duty of Self Care took place on Tuesday (February 9) and looked at serving the public, the impact of the job on your mental health and how to look after yourself and avoid burnout.
The second – The Masks We Wear – takes place on March 15 at 11am and looks at how we present ourselves and respond to others.
They’re hosted by BACP-accredited psychotherapist Alexis Powell-Howard, of Grimsby-based Fortis Therapy and Training.
Members can also access a series of coronavirus-themed resilience sessions, funded by the National Police Wellbeing Service and run by Bailey and French.
Sessions include home schooling, which was covered on Wedneday (10 February), vaccinations (February 11), returning to normal (February 19), lockdown (February 23) and staying connected with others (February 25).
Find out more details and sign up.
And Oscar Kilo has teamed up with sleep scientist Dr Sophie Bostock to produce Better Sleep webinars.
The first four covered banishing the winter blues, sleep strategies for shift workers, solving stubborn sleep problems, and nightmares, snoring, sleep-walking and other challenges.
The next session – Sleepless Parents’ Survival Guide – takes place on Thursday 4 March at 11am. You can sign up for the webinar now