The aim of this part of the National Police Wellbeing Service is to offer an opportunity to forces to help build the personal resilience of all their officers and staff.

We will provide classroom based train the trainer sessions based on the PERMA model to all forces, which will allow them to go on and deliver further training and roll this out across their own forces.

The PERMA model

Dr. Seligman’s PERMA™ theory of wellbeing is internationally renowned, and aims to answer the fundamental question of what enables a human to flourish. There are five building blocks that enable flourishing – Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment (hence PERMA™). (Penn State University 2019)

The National Police Wellbeing Service are working with positive psychology specialists, Bailey and French to deliver the training to all forces across a number of regional workshops. These workshops are aimed at individuals who have the capacity to deliver the training to others within their organisation.

All of the tools and guidance that support the training will be available on Oscar Kilo.

Service Availability and Booking

The National Police Wellbeing Service has already begun to roll out regional training sessions and this will continue into 2020. If your force is interested in obtaining places on a course or you would like further information please email Oscar Kilo at