Awareness campaigns: factsheets available
South Wales Police Federation members are being encouraged to use a series of awareness campaigns to make sustainable changes to support their health and wellbeing.
Men’s Health Week, Healthy Eating Week and Loneliness Awareness Week all kicked off this week.
Branch chair Steve Treharne is encouraging members to use them as a chance to introduce healthy habits to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
Steve said: “We have a series of awareness initiatives this week and they present a chance to develop healthy habits than can have a long lasting impact on health and wellbeing.
“We want to empower members to prioritise their health and raise awareness of the steps they can take to prevent poor health.
“Our friends at Police Mutual have produced a series of guides to coincide with the awareness weeks that are full of information tips and advice.
“So, whether you’re looking for tips on improving your physical health, your mental wellbeing or your diet, you’ll find them in these guides.”
Police Mutual, which offers financial services for serving or retired police officers, staff and their families, has produced a factsheet for Men’s Health Week that includes advice on the physical and mental health issues that men face as well as tips for staying healthy.
Police Mutual has also produced a free factsheet for Healthy Eating Week to help members think about improving their diet.
The guide includes advice on eating and drinking healthily, tips on losing weight and reducing hunger cravings and a focus on physical and psychological relationships with food.
The third and final online guide focuses on Loneliness Awareness Week (12–18 June), which aims to reduce the stigma of loneliness.
The factsheet aims to demystify loneliness and offers tips on what you can do if you feel lonely, as well as signposting to further support.
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