The first tutorial in a comprehensive suite of online training on wellbeing topics is launched this week, produced by Me Learning for the National Police Wellbeing Service, Oscar Kilo.
The course provides tools and techniques to help officers and staff to manage their wellbeing following assaults. The course is available online to anyone working in policing in England and Wales via College Learn, the College of Policing’s online training portal.
This is the first of a series of online courses which will cover a wide range of wellbeing topics, designed to help those in policing balance wellbeing with the pressures of the job. It supports the work of Operation Hampshire where Oscar Kilo is committed to changing the culture in support of police officers and staff by considering the impact and reacting accordingly to the individual’s needs.
Several of the courses, which are under production at Me Learning, are currently delivered by Oscar Kilo instructors and are being adapted and incorporated to the digital suite so many more people have access to the training, quickly and without the need to attend a face-to- face session run by the National Police Wellbeing Service.
Learning will include content on stress and trauma, fatigue risk management, occupational health, and the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework. It is hoped this suite of digital learning will encourage greater awareness of wellbeing, highlight ways to spot signs of stress and trauma and provide practical help and guidance through effective signposting to support services.
This is the first time that wellbeing training has been made available digitally on a national scale in policing across England and Wales.
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