Earlier this week we held our second Practitioner Workshop at Crewe. The aim of the event was to get together people who work in police wellbeing so they can share what they have been doing and to help us to plan and develop ideas for the future.

The workshop was fantastic opportunity for delegates to network with their peers from across the UK, share best practice, meet the Oscar Kilo team and learn about current wellbeing initiatives.

Over the two days topics covered included the new Occupational Health Standards, Psychological Screening, Personal Resilience, Peer Support and Trauma Management. Delegates had in-depth conversations on what extra support they would like to receive and how they see Oscar Kilo – the National Police Wellbeing Service developing in the future.

So what did attendees find particularly useful about this event?

  • Meeting others and getting a better knowledge of what Oscar Kilo does
  • The opportunity to hear different force perspectives¬†
  • Great networking opportunity¬†
  • Networking and listening to the issues and concerns of other forces
  • The event gave us a really good update to feedback to chief officers
  • The event has provided the opportunity to explore how we can further develop our wellbeing delivery
  • It helps us to place our progress and will help focus activity¬†
  • It was great to be involved with such a brilliant national programme, we really welcome all input and support that is being given.

These workshops have been attended by delegates from 34 forces from across England and Wales.