The PFOA News feed

News and updates from the PFOA
PFOA Admin

Police Officers with PTSD are being taught surfing

Police Officers with PTSD are being taught surfing
The Devon and Cornwall Police-led project is first of its kind in the world which is designed to help police officers, firefighters and paramedics who...
Continue reading
  335 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Police officer called to Christmas Eve murder left with PTSD

Police officer called to Christmas Eve murder left with PTSD
Following a tribunal hearing, a judge criticised the force for how it dealt with an officer who was absent from work due to serious mental ill health ...
Continue reading
  863 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Police officer, 36, is left paralysed from the chest down after being kicked in the back - just days before his wife was due to give birth

Police officer, 36, is left paralysed from the chest down after being kicked in the back - just days before his wife was due to give birth
A police officer has been left paralysed from the chest down after being kicked in the back by a drunken woman he was taking into custody. Police Cons...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Norma
I simply want to say that I am very sorry for what happened to you. Police Officers alas in our present society do not get the res... Read More
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 06:07
  8016 Hits
  1 Comment
PFOA Admin

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-hea...
Continue reading
  1779 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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 Po...
Continue reading
  793 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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 th...
Continue reading
  1215 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health
Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on peo...
Continue reading
  1098 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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 child Emergency services were called to Energlyn an...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Guest — V Askey
why is this not being reported on the News media along with the reports about Caroline Flack there's a lot of similarities between... Read More
Monday, 17 February 2020 13:22
  2978 Hits
  1 Comment
PFOA Admin

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...
Continue reading
  1047 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Police Covenant must not fail in addressing mental health

Police Covenant must not fail in addressing mental health
Shocking figures show thousands of personnel struggle to cope with mounting pressures caused by years of budget cuts that saw 20,000 colleagues slashe...
Continue reading
  863 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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...
Continue reading
  909 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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...
Continue reading
  1010 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift

Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift
The additional ring-fenced funding will significantly increase the number of officers carrying the devices in England and Wales. The Home Office is gi...
Continue reading
  1156 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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 ...
Continue reading
  932 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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...
Continue reading
  2545 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Ipswich cop quits force due to mental health

Ipswich cop quits force due to mental health
A former police sergeant, dubbed Robocop for his arrest record, has left the force due to mental health issues. Ali Livingstone had made 5,000 arrests...
Continue reading
  1500 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

West Midlands Police face battle on mental health

West Midlands Police face battle on mental health
West Midlands Police force has lost a combined 114 years of work due to officers suffering from mental health issues in one year, new figures have rev...
Continue reading
  1525 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Jump in antidepressant prescriptions in England

Jump in antidepressant prescriptions in England
A total of 70.9 million prescriptions for antidepressants were dispensed in England in 2018. NHS Digital figures show that the number of drugs issued ...
Continue reading
  792 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Detective opens up about trauma of the job after PTSD diagnosis

Detective opens up about trauma of the job after PTSD diagnosis
A former child abuse detective has lifted the lid on the trauma of delving into “harrowing” online images on a daily basis after it led him to develop...
Continue reading
  2339 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets

Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets
Almost 2,500 police have resigned since April last year and most Brit forces say they are struggling to fill roles Experienced police officers are qui...
Continue reading
  2449 Hits
  0 Comments