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National Wellbeing Week

28 September, 2018

British Transport
Police Federation
September 28, 2018

National Wellbeing Week


Four health and wellbeing days have been organised across the force as part of National Wellbeing Week.

The events will highlight a range of health issues that affect both our minds and bodies. Partners including the Police Treatment Centres, Mind Blue Light, BTP Assist and the Transport Benevolent Fund will talk about their work and the support they offer.

John Sutherland, the former Metropolitan Police Commander and high-profile police mental health advocate, will speak at the London event. He delivered an impassioned input at our conference earlier this year, telling delegates:

"I don't think as a society, let alone as a service, we have ever stopped to consider the impact of this job. The stuff that we normalise as coppers remains extraordinary in almost every other walk of life."

John uses social media to highlight the impact of policing on the mental health of police officers. He shares his own personal experiences, many of which he has detailed in his book Blue: A Memoir - Keeping the Peace and Falling Apart.

Please attend if you can (seek permission from your supervisor first). Follow the links below for more information about each event, noting the link to book for the Newcastle event:

Tuesday 2 October from 10am to 4pm
Silver Suite D Division Headquarters

Wednesday 3 October from 12pm to 3pm
Victoria Suite Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle Station
Book to attend this event

Wednesday 3 October from 10am to 4pm
Briefing Room Manchester Peninsula

Friday 5 October 2018 from 11am to 2pm
G1-2 Force Headquarters