Members are being encouraged to take advantage of a free guide that has been created to help them manage stress.

Coinciding with National Stress Awareness Month, which launches today (1 April), the guide is full of handy tips on how to reduce worrying and improve your wellbeing.

From writing things down, to staying healthy and keeping active, the guide comes with a whole host of techniques to help people manage their stress levels.

Staffordshire Police Federation chair Phil Jones, who is also the branch wellbeing lead, says: “Mental health and wellbeing is an absolute priority for the Federation, which is why I’m calling on all of our members to take the time to read this guide.

“National Stress Awareness Month highlights the importance of talking about stress levels and gives officers the encouragement they might need to reach out for support.”

The guide also includes a number of useful contacts, as well as information on a downloadable app to give access to further help.

“Now more than ever, it is vital that we look after our mental health and wellbeing,” adds Phil, “Having faced such a challenging 12 months, it’s completely understandable that we might all be feeling slightly more stressed than usual.

“I want to reassure members that the Federation is always here to offer support, a listening ear and provide signposts to further help and advice.”

Police Mutual, which has produced the guide, offers financial and wellbeing support to serving and retired officers, as well as their families. 

Read the guide.