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Praise for 'irreplaceable' Welfare Support Programme

Praise for 'irreplaceable' Welfare Support Programme
The Police Federation's 24-7 support line which exists to support officers' mental health has been praised as “incredible and irreplaceable” by a Fed ...
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Hear 'Man Up', Think 'Man Down'

Hear 'Man Up', Think 'Man Down'
Between 2015 and 2017 more than 20 police officers took their own life each year. That’s almost two a month. Something needs to change. Research ...
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Former police officer, 54, took his own life after falling into depression during lockdown

Former police officer, 54, took his own life after falling into depression during lockdown
 A FORMER cop took his own life after he fell into a deep depression during coronavirus lockdown, his heartbroken family has revealed.“Warm-heart...
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Police officer dies after pursuit in Sheffield

Police officer dies after pursuit in Sheffield
 The officer was riding a motorcycle when he collided with a Toyota AvensisA police officer has died after he crashed his motorcycle in Sheffield...
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Helpline provides support for police officers during coronavirus crisis

Helpline provides support for police officers during coronavirus crisis
 A 24-7 helpline for police is continuing to provide support, advice and a sympathetic ear as officers respond to the coronavirus crisis.The Poli...
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PFOA - Supporting our Armed Officers

PFOA - Supporting our Armed Officers
The PFOA are supporting their members by providing food for frontline armed officers in London and funds for refreshments for every other force.In the...
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Police officer died after being hit by train while facing disciplinary hearing

Police officer died after being hit by train while facing disciplinary hearing
 PC Lianne Matthews had been convicted of drink driving and being drunk while in charge of a childEmergency services were called to Energlyn and ...
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Welfare Support Programme

Welfare Support Programme
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is kicking off 2020 with a renewed commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of our members.The ...
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A Crappy Xmas – When it’s Bluer than my language

A Crappy Xmas – When it’s Bluer than my language
Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about that time of year again, when most people get to take a bit of a break to be spent with family an...
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Welfare Support Program funding doubled

 

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More than half of officers worry about money almost every day

More than half of officers worry about money almost every day
New research conducted by the Police Federation of England and Wales reveals the shocking fact that more than half of police officers worry about mone...
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We can’t remove stress in policing, but we can talk about it more

We can’t remove stress in policing, but we can talk about it more
Experts say some stress in your life can be a good thing, but we have to be aware when stress spirals and tips into being something more serious and m...
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Devon police officer killed himself on day his former girlfriend moved out of their home

Devon police officer killed himself on day his former girlfriend moved out of their home
 A Devon & Cornwall police officer at the centre of a misconduct investigation killed himself on the day his former girlfriend moved out of t...
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Officer suicides averted by Welfare Support Programme

Officer suicides averted by Welfare Support Programme
 A pioneering counselling service for police officers has saved five from suicide and helped 20,000 more, the Police Federation of England and Wa...
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Post Incident Procedures (PIP) Seminar

Post Incident Procedures (PIP) Seminar
Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) carry so much importance in the worlds of firearms and operational policing, such is the nature of any incident classi...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH
On World Mental Health Day National Vice-Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Ché Donald explains why supporting Mental Health i...
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Suicidal frontline police who are too busy to ask for expert help

Suicidal frontline police who are too busy to ask for expert help
SUICIDAL police officers are going out on emergency jobs because they are too busy to ask for help.A number of officers surveyed during their shifts s...
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UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day

UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day
VIOLENT assaults on police have risen by a third in just four years, new figures reveal. Officers are being injured on duty at a rate of 28 a day as t...
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Top Suffolk police officer blames increase in sick days for mental health issues on officer cuts

Top Suffolk police officer blames increase in sick days for mental health issues on officer cuts
Suffolk's deputy police chief constable, Rachel Kearton, has spoken of her concerns after it was revealed that the number of sick days taken by police...
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'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’

'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’
Blog is written by former Met Police Officer, Andrew Birks, who is now an ordained Priest.Father Birks is one of the five Met Officers who were recent...
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