The Individual Resilience live service has been designed and developed to be accessed by all police officers and police staff.

The courses, training and workshops that make up this offer have been designed to provide officers and staff with the knowledge, skills and techniques to build their individual resilience.

What we offer

Resilience Support to Police, Virtual Workshops

These one hour online Individual Resilience Workshops, available to all officers and staff, provide an overview on the five pillars of PERMA.

The interactive nature of these sessions creates a positive peer learning platform for delegates to share their insights and experiences, developing skills to support their wellbeing and resilience.

These sessions will:

  • Explore the benefits of experiencing more positive emotions, and identifying practical ways to harness these benefits to get through tough times.
  • Discover core ‘strengths’ – identify things we excel at and are energised by that give us confidence when challenged.
  • Consider the importance of relationships and social support at work.
  • Reflect on the importance of meaning in our lives and work, how this can get us through difficulties, identifying ways we can create more meaning and purpose for ourselves and others.
  • Encourage achievement through an optimistic mindset even in challenging situations, developing our sense of accomplishment.
  • Learn how to minimise negative emotions and behaviours and develop more effective reactions and manage stress more successfully.

General PERMA Resilience Training

These are one day workshops for police officers and police staff are delivered by Bailey and French on our behalf.

Anyone who attends one of these workshops must have the skills and capacity to deliver and cascade this training in their own force. We encourage attendees to ensure that the encouragement and support is there from their force to allow officers and staff to attend and take part in these training sessions.

Individual Resilience training provides attendees with the opportunity to understand when their own resilience is being tested and what measures they can take to manage it. It will enable them to take steps to prevent their own burnout, therefore reducing periods of sickness through stress and anxiety.

What is PERMA?

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)

Front Line Resilience Training

This training is currently being run as a pilot with new and existing Tutor Constables with approval from their force Learning and Development lead. On completion of the pilot the training sessions will be made available to learning and development teams in forces.

Learning and development leads will be encouraged to roll out the developed training more widely to front line officers and staff. 

Before attending the one day interactive workshop, attendees will receive a personal report after completing a pre-course questionnaire on wellbeing.

The workshops will investigate practical ways for Tutor Constables to build and maintain their own resilience and how to support the people they work with.

Post training they will have access to a mobile digital coach, enabling them to set habits, track progress and interact with one another about the training.

Working with Tutor Constables will help build a stronger more resilient workforce for the future.  Providing the same training to force trainers gives the remainder of the workforce the opportunity to develop their resilience, thus making the workforce better equipped to deal with and manage the pressures of modern day policing.

Performance Motivation workshops

Performance Motivation is delivered as a combination of webinar workshops which last around 90 minutes and face to face Leading Self workshops which are held with forces by invitation.

During these sessions delegates will explore six different topic areas: Respect, Clarity, Strengths, Praise, Growth and Empowerment, and learn about more ways to enhance their performance and wellbeing culture of their teams and forces.

For more details on how is training is delivered to managers and leaders visit our Leadership page.

Individual Resilience Workshops worked for us

“Small police services in safe places, such as the Isle of Man, are not immune from the real and damaging pressures their peers in the United Kingdom face. I was therefore keen for the Isle of Man Constabulary to become involved in the terrific Oscar Kilo initiative. As part of this, my command team undertook a workshop delivered by Bailey and French, which focused on resilience, wellbeing and performance.

“To say that it was a success is a bit of an understatement. The skilful approach and carefully constructed input created a safe forum, in which everyone learned a lot about themselves, their colleagues and the importance of positivity. Mine has been a strong and largely very cohesive team for some time, but we learned a lot about swift ways of making enduring behavioural changes, about how to challenge each other in positive and effective fashion and about better ways of communicating with each other.

So beneficial was the workshop, that we have already planned future training.” – Gary Roberts, Chief Constable, Isle of Man Constabulary

Availability and booking

Details of all the training and workshops will be made available on our Events page.

Forces will receive invitations to attend a workshops. Booking onto the sessions can be done directly with the team member who sends the invitation, via the website or by emailing contact@oscarkilo.org.uk