Our bulletin for January 2023 is now available

Published 16 Jan 2023
Written by
Oscar Kilo
The National Police Wellbeing Service
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Welcome to the Oscar Kilo, National Police Wellbeing Service bulletin for January 2023. Read on to find out what we have been up to and what to expect from us in the coming weeks.

What we’ve been up to

Nutrition for wellbeing 

In our last bulletin we told you about our brand-new nutrition for wellbeing programme with nutritionist and ex police officer Anna Earl.

On Monday, 9 January 2023 we held our second nutrition webinar 'What, when and how to eat'. In this session Anna covered: 

  • What to eat on a night shift?
  • What is chrononutrition? Learn about your natural, internal body clock and its relationship with digestion to help you make more educated meal choices.  
  • Understanding the effects of different foods on your body, and how eating them at the ‘wrong’ times can impact your health.

Watch the recording

The recording is only available for individuals working in UK policing. To watch you will need to create an account on this website. This is really simple, just click the button below to create your account.

When you are logged in the 'Login' changes to 'My account' - you can access the webinars and all our other police specific resources from the drop-down blue menu under 'My account'.

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We've a whole page dedicated to nutrition, where you will find details on upcoming webinars, links to resources and where we will be building up our other supporting materials and over the coming months, we will be sharing some great nutritional advice, to help rebalance your energy and combat fatigue.

Go to nutrition for wellbeing


Oscar Kilo awards

The Oscar Kilo awards are now open for entries.

Each year we ask forces to tell us about any work or projects that they feel have made a difference to the wellbeing of their officers and staff.

The award categories reflect the seven areas of the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework (BLWF): 

  • creating the environment
  • leadership
  • absence management
  • mental health
  • occupational health
  • personal resilience
  • protecting the workforce.

You have until Friday, 10 March 2023 to get your entries in. Full guidance and the application form can be found using the button below.

Enter our awards


'Purpose' a short film and mental health package

Last month we launched this brand new package during an online screening of the film for forces.

This resource is intended to act as a platform to encourage officers and staff not only to be more self-aware, but also encourage thinking and discussion on how systems and processes could work better to support officers and staff and provide an opportunity for signposting and support.

Because the film is intended to be used with facilitation – the full film will not be made available via the website but will be issued upon request. If you want to use this film in your force please let us know.

Request to use  'Purpose' package


2022 a year in review

2022 was a busy year for the National Police Wellbeing Service, we've put together a quick review of the last 12 months to remind you of all the fantastic work taking place to support police wellbeing.

2022 Year end infographic


Read the full review


What's coming in the next month

Blue light wellbeing framework webinars

We are holding two webinars in January to give an overview of the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework (BLWF), on Wednesday, 18 at 10am and on Monday, 23 at 1pm.

These ninety minute sessions are aimed at chief officers and anyone who is responsible for completing the BLWF in their force.

These webinars will set out each of the Framework areas in more detail and advise how to construct a good plan with case studies from two forces.

Register for 18 January

Register for 23 January 


National neighbourhood policing week of action

Monday, 23 January 2023 sees the start of national neighbourhood policing week of action. 

Organised by the College of Policing and National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), neighbourhood policing week of action is a chance to celebrate local, community and neighbourhood policing, with opportunities to learn and get involved.

Throughout the week the College of Policing are hosting a wide selection of online events and practitioner sessions which are open to all officers, staff and volunteers interested in neighbourhood policing.

Representatives from Oscar Kilo will be taking part by holding a 'managing sleep and fatigue' session on Monday, 23 at 3pm and a 'nutrition for wellbeing' session on Wednesday 25 at 10am.

The full timetable of the events and links to join the sessions, which all take place via Microsoft Teams, are available on the College of Policing website.

Go to website to book places


National police wellbeing survey 2023

Our annual survey will be launched on Monday, 15 May this year, full details will be sent to forces nearer the time.

You can read the results of our previous surveys by clicking on the button below.

National police wellbeing survey


Mindful eating: Nutrition for wellbeing webinar

This is the third in our new 'Feed your body clock' series and takes place on Monday, 6 February 2023 at 11am. In this webinar nutritionist Anna Earl will discuss how to take the stress out of eating.

Register for the webinar


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