North Wales Police has a contract for counselling. They can provide counselling for any individuals who are suffering from stress, anxiety and/or depression. The counsellors can suggest combined pyschological and medical treatments to help support individuals.
The charity provides intensive treatments via its Physiotherapy and Psychological Wellbeing Programmes to Serving and Retired Police Officers, PCSOs, Special Constables, Detention/Custody Officers, CSI’s and Civilian Investigators. Payment can be made directly from your salary (with the exception of retired officers), please contact the Federation Office for more details.
Application forms to attend the PTC can be obtained from Occupational Health, or you can download a form from the PTC website here.
The charity helps ease the financial pressures of bringing up a family when life changing circumstances such as the loss of either parent or an injury or illness to the Police Officer parent means they can no longer work.
For those times when more specialist provision is needed, the PFEW a Welfare Support Programme (WSP) in place.
The WSP provides invaluable support to members throughout England and Wales. The service is provided by Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and is available to all subscribing PFEW members – Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00.
The following support is provided by WSP:
practical and mental support
clinical assessment and dedicated counselling
person-centred support (via telephone or face-to-face)
access to fully trained and accredited professionals
independent and confidential support
referrals to appropriate follow-on specialist support
If you are a subscribing PFEW member and would like more information, please contact the Federation Office.
Dedicated to protecting those who protect us. Police Care are there for every frontline officer, and their families, providing national support at local level that no one else offers to brighten and rebuild lives after injury or death on duty.
Blue Light Together is the place for UK emergency services staff, volunteers, retirees and friends and family to find information, ideas and support to help look after your mental health. It’s all in confidence.
This booklet is for friends and family of police service personnel who want to know how to support someone’s mental wellbeing. It explains what can affect someone’s mental wellbeing, and how you can help someone stay mentally well.
Silver Cloud is a free online mental health support package. You can access it without needing to go through GP services first and it is designed for anyone over 16 who may be experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress.
Given the impact of Covid, the roll out of this direct access course supports those needing immediate help in supporting their wellbeing whilst reducing barriers to accessing support.
An independent body supporting UK police officers and staff who are affected by autism spectrum condition (ASC), Asperger syndrome, dyslexia and related conditions, either personally or as carers for family members.
Veterans’ NHS Wales is a specialised, priority service for individuals who have served in the Armed Forces, at any time in their lives and who are experiencing mental health difficulties related specifically to their military service (information on priority healthcare for other NHS services is available here).
Any veteran living in Wales who has served at least one day with the British Military as either a regular service member or as a reservist who has a ‘service related psychological injury’ is eligible to use the service.