In March this year, Oscar Kilo and the NPCC partnered with the Police Dependants’ Trust on their 2nd annual conference on police wellbeing . The ‘Upbeat! Raising the game in police wellbeing’ conference was attended by over 200 delegates who heard first-hand accounts of the impact of modern policing on its people, work being done Nationally to develop a trauma resillience programme by the Trust, approaches to trauma risk management and the new national wellbeing strategy from the College of Policing.

The conference was met with much enthusiasm and interest and proved to be an insightful and educational day for us all. As is with the case with these events, there were only a limited number of places, however, the Police Dependants’ Trust have this week uploaded all of the presentations and video feedback on to their website so those who were not able to make it can benefit from what was a fantastic event. You can also view some of the interviews from delegates and speakers in our video section.

A really important outcome was for us to listen to the recommendations that came back from those who attended and get a good sense from them what they think the priorities should be and where the national work to create a consistent approach to wellbeing should focus on. We have captured all of that feedback and identified six key themes:



These themes will be fed back into the national work stream through the College of Policing to help inform their work on a national strategy.

Don’t forget – if you have an initiative in your force that is working well and you want to share what you are doing with practitioners from across the country, then you can submit  a short article and pictures through the ‘Submit your Story’ section.