We’re supporting the National Police Chief’s Council in their first Response Policing Wellbeing and Resilience week which takes place from 15 – 22 March 2021.

Response Policing equates to 26% of UK Policing and this is the first time such a week of action has been developed to recognise and celebrate all officers performing the response policing function.

We know, because you’ve told us through surveys and through your own forces, that wellbeing, resilience and fatigue are big issues for response policing particularly, and we want you to know we’re here to help.

During the week, each force will be celebrating response officers in their own way and we’ll be supporting that, by providing:

  • The opportunity to learn from experts about how to build your resilience and develop strong coping strategies
  • The whole ‘Better Sleep’ fatigue series available online so you can access this whenever suits you…
  • Thought provoking podcast style interviews dealing with the issues of self-care, perceptions and stigma
  • A handy guide that you can keep with you to help you spot signs and symptoms when things might be wrong, and provide you with some helpful advice to help you through
  • And we’ve also made our fleet of wellbeing vans available to support wellbeing activity going on in forces around the country…

All of these resources, details of the webinars and links to join are all available below – please scroll down this page.

We know response policing isn’t a 9-5, Mon – Friday job, so the resources we’re providing are also being made available online, in a way that means you can access them whenever is most convenient to you.

And let us reassure you that this is not just a one off, we just want to use this week as an opportunity to let you know what is available to you, and that we are here to support you, and your force, all year round.

CC Andy Rhodes, Service Director for Oscar Kilo explains more about why we’re supporting this week:

Message from Chief Constable Andy Rhodes

DCC Serena Kennedy, National Lead for Response Policing introduces the NPCC week and thanks response officers for the work they do every day.

Message from DCC Serena Kennedy

Book your sessions and download our toolkits

Here’s a full list of what’s available throughout the week and links to book on to sessions or download material.

Although these sessions are open to everyone who works in UK Policing, they have been put on to support Response Officers.

Individual Resilience Check-ins

During the week we are offering all front line staff the opportunity to take part in one of our excellent individual resilience check-ins.

The Individual Resilience Check-ins are free to join and will be delivered online at 2pm -3pm on Monday 15 to Friday 19 March. 

You can register for each event using the appropriate button below.

The sessions will be run using Microsoft Teams. 

‘Keeping the Peace’ Webinars and Podcasts

The Masks We Wear – webinar recording

‘The Masks We Wear’ webinar hosted by Alexis Powell-Howard explores how we present ourselves, respond to others and what we keep hidden, it looks at the impact of this and how we can all manage those ‘masks’ better. This session will take place on Zoom.

The Duty of Self Care – webinar recording

‘The Duty of Self-Care’ webinar, which took place last month, has been uploaded to our website for anyone who missed the session or wishes to watch again.

‘Keeping the Peace’ wellbeing podcast style interviews

These podcast style interviews are themed around managing change, working from home, cancer, bereavement, stress management and the role of serving the public. There are also two new episodes to support ‘The Masks We Wear’ and “Duty of Self Care’ webinars.

Better Sleep webinars

We have teamed up with Sleep Scientist Dr Sophie Bostock to hold a series of ‘Better Sleep’ webinars aimed at fatigue and sleep problems. The live sessions have taken place and we have now made the recordings available for anyone working in UK policing to watch.

Mindfulness sessions

We have mindfulness, self-compassion and breathing exercises to further support your insight into resilience.

Wellbeing Outreach Service

Our Wellbeing vans will be visiting forces across the country. If you see one please visit, pick up a leaflet and have a conversation with your local wellbeing team.

Other downloadable resources

We’re in it ‘together’

To support the week we have launched our new ‘Together’ campaign which promotes how Oscar Kilo, the National Police Wellbeing Service work together with; officers and staff to provide wellbeing support that works for them; wellbeing leads to provide wellbeing support that works for the organisation; and with the NPCC and College of Policing to create a joined up national approach. Find out more about the campaign here

Our other campaigns you may find useful

If you need any further assistance please get in touch contact@oscarkilo.org.uk