Key Points
  • Addressing the current state of wellbeing in the police service and facing up to the challenges
  • Exploring the increasing pressures of cuts and on front line policing and the impact on police force wellbeing
  • Hear pioneering and award-winning case studies from police forces taking innovative approaches to health and well being provision
  • Promoting an organisational culture which focuses on prevention, early intervention and support to ensure wellbeing
  • Ensuring the correct support mechanisms are in place to support staff through the aftermath of a traumatic event


Overview
Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Chair: Dan Gillard, Head of Service Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Surrey and Sussex Police, Fire, and Rescue
  • Rachael Etebar, Director of People and Culture, British Transport Police
  • Nisa Carey, Head of Safety and Occupational Health Service, British Transport Police
  • Eleck Dodson, Head of Occupational Health, Metropolitan Police
  • Amanda Humphrey, Head of Health and Wellbeing, Kent & Essex Police
  • Janine Jury, Police Counselling and Wellbeing Manager, Kent Police
  • Garry Botterill, Sergeant, Sussex Police, Inventor, Backup Buddy
  • Jon Nickson, Wellbeing Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police, and Dorset Police
  • Helen Maxwell, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, South Yorkshire Police
  • Toni White, Mental Health Consultant and Police Adviser, Reclaiming Your Future
  • Sarah-Jane Lennie, Career Break Detective Inspector, Doctoral Researcher, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Gemma Jones, Independent Counsellor, Bourton Counselling


    More than 90% of police officers believe their force is under-staffed and nearly 80% say they've experienced stress or anxiety at work in the last year*

    As police forces face unprecedented cuts there are fewer officers handling more complex demanding and increasingly dangerous working conditions than ever before. In response, the Home Office’s Common Goal for Police Wellbeing 2021 places police wellbeing at the forefront of policing strategy.

    Westminster Insight’s half day briefing will explore the problems and root causes of poor wellbeing in the police, recognising the impact of budget cuts and increasing policing pressures.

    Leading experts will review the current state of wellbeing in the police service, and explore practical strategies to achieve evidence-based standards. This conference will also review how supporting programmes such as the MIND Blue Light Programme and the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework are working towards delivering effective wellbeing support for police staff.

    Innovative and award-winning case studies from Sussex and Kent, Essex, and the British Transport Police will demonstrate best practice approaches to promoting staff wellbeing. We will also review the necessary measures needed to ensure an organisational culture is embedded in your force, allowing focus on prevention, early intervention and support.

    Benefit from networking opportunities with a variety of stakeholders and expert speakers from the policing and wellbeing sectors arming you with actionable strategies to enhance wellbeing in your force and to ensure your staff are supported effectively.


    *findings of a large survey - 18,000 participants - Police Federation of England and Wales

  • Agenda
    Start

    08:30 - 09:00
    Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

     

    09:00 - 09:10
    Chair's Welcome Remarks

     

    Speakers

    Dan Gillard Head of Service Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Surrey and Sussex Police, Fire, and Rescue

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    09:10 - 09:50
    Addressing the Current State of Police Wellbeing and Dealing with the Challenges

     
    • Understanding the current climate of policing and the challenges staff face
    • Using frameworks and support programmes to drive organisational change 
    • Offering support to staff facing a variety of challenges
    • Explaining outstanding measures of practice within the police environment 

    Speakers

    Rachael Etebar Director of People and Culture, British Transport Police

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    Nisa Carey Head of Safety and Occupational Health Service, British Transport Police

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    09:50 - 10:30
    Evidencing the Problems and Causes of Poor Police Wellbeing

     
    • Recognising the impact of budget cuts throughout the police service and the effect it can have on staff morale
    • Identifying the unique challenges and variation in working environment that police officers face
    Presentation followed by Q&A

    Speakers

    Eleck Dodson Head of Occupational Health, Metropolitan Police

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    10:30 - 11:00
    Networking Break and Refreshments

     

    11:00 - 11:40
    Destigmatising Wellbeing Barriers and Understanding the Support Available

     
    • Providing support networks for those suffering from anxiety, depression, and trauma-inflicted conditions 
    • Promoting open discussions of police wellbeing and destigmatising mental health conditions
    • Explaining the avenues for support within the police force and externally, and how to encourage officers to take advantage of the support available
    • Acknowledging the reasons and difficulties men face with their mental health in the police and in seeking support, and why there needs to be specific services tailored to them
    • Recognising the unique challenges women in the force face regarding wellbeing, and offering specialist support for those wellbeing challenges
    Panel Discussion and Q&A

    Speakers

    Eleck Dodson Head of Occupational Health, Metropolitan Police

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    Toni White Mental Health Consultant and Police Adviser, Reclaiming Your Future

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    Helen Maxwell Diversity and Inclusion Lead, South Yorkshire Police

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    Sarah-Jane Lennie Doctoral Researcher, Manchester Metropolitan University

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    Gemma Jones Independent Counsellor, Bourton Counselling

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    11:40 - 13:25
    Exploring Positive Examples of Police Wellbeing Projects

     
    • Demonstrating how pioneering schemes are helping police officers to better understand what wellbeing is and how to improve their own wellbeing
    • Understanding the need for clear aims and objectives with measurable outcomes
    • Explaining how to receive and use funding from both internal and external sources
    Presentation followed by Q&A

    Speakers

    Garry Botterill Sergeant, Sussex Police, Inventor, Backup Buddy

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    Amanda Humphrey Head of Health and Wellbeing, Kent and Essex Police

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    Jon Nickson Wellbeing Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police, and Dorset Police

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    Janine Jury Police Counselling and Wellbeing Manager, Kent and Essex Police

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    13:20 - 13:30
    Chair’s Final Remarks and Westminster Insight’s Thanks

     

    Speakers

    Dan Gillard Head of Service Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Surrey and Sussex Police, Fire, and Rescue

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    End

    Speakers

    Garry Botterill Sergeant, Sussex Police, Inventor, Backup Buddy

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    Nisa Carey Head of Safety and Occupational Health Service, British Transport Police

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    Eleck Dodson Head of Occupational Health, Metropolitan Police

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    Rachael Etebar Director of People and Culture, British Transport Police

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    Dan Gillard Head of Service Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Surrey and Sussex Police, Fire, and Rescue

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    Amanda Humphrey Head of Health and Wellbeing, Kent and Essex Police

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    Janine Jury Police Counselling and Wellbeing Manager, Kent and Essex Police

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    Sarah-Jane Lennie Doctoral Researcher, Manchester Metropolitan University

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    Helen Maxwell Diversity and Inclusion Lead, South Yorkshire Police

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    Jon Nickson Wellbeing Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police, and Dorset Police

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    Toni White Mental Health Consultant and Police Adviser, Reclaiming Your Future

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    Venue details

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