Webinar series discusses link between wellbeing and sport

PSUK and Team Police’s series of webinars aims to get the conversation going between policing leaders and other organisations who consider sporting activity as an essential element to wellbeing in the police.

The first webinar, which took place on 13 October, featured inspirational input from James and Sam, founders of Surfwell, about what they are doing to support police colleagues through surfing. The next webinar in the series, entitled ‘Will the Police Covenant help increase the opportunity for sport in the police?’ will take place on Tuesday 8 December at 1600 and is supported by Motorola Solutions.

The panel will feature Andy Rhodes, Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary and NPCC National Wellbeing lead, and Lee Freeman, Chief Constable of Humberside Police. It will also feature a conversation with DC Stuart Parker who has an important message, which will no doubt resonate with many in the audience. Stuart will speak candidly about his journey of struggle with his inner self brought about both by personal issues and his work in the police. Stuart is passionate about the importance of getting support and talking about mental health; letting those serving know that it’s OK to admit you have an issue and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. He is keen to encourage anyone suffering to take regular exercise; Stuart took up running, which really helped in his recovery.

Team Police is passionate about supporting sport and physical activity for all in policing, including families and those who have retired. Join the conversation with Stuart Parker, Andy Rhodes and Lee Freeman on 8 December… because it’s good to talk.

Further details can be found at www.teampolice.uk/webinars