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