Upbeat! 2019

Building on the success of the UpBeat! London conference in March 2018, the Police Dependants Trust and the National Chiefs Police Council are again collaborating to produce UpBeat! Leeds in March 2019.

The conference will bring together subject matter experts in occupational health, trauma resilience, and welfare provision, and practitioners to share learning, thinking and experience on improving police wellbeing.

The agenda will also include presentations on the challenges of supporting well being in major incidents such as Salisbury and thought-provoking initiatives happening at a local level.  We will provide an update on the National police wellbeing programme where delegates will be involved in shaping this ongoing and vitally important work.

We look forward to exchanging ideas, learning about what’s happening in forces, and helping each other find solutions to the complex challenges in police wellbeing.

Based on feedback from 2018, Upbeat! Leeds will be a 24-hour lunchtime to lunchtime conference to allow all those attending more time to learn, network and share ideas.

We are acutely aware of the pressures on police budgets and as a result, places at the conference are heavily subsidised with an early booking rate (before 15/10/18) of £190 towards the costs of the conference networking dinner, bed & breakfast, lunch on both days and refreshments.

We look forward to welcoming you to Upbeat! Leeds 2019,

Gill Scott-Moore
Chief Executive
Police Dependants’ Trust

Andy Rhodes QPM
Chief Constable
NPCCC lead for wellbeing

Conference Agenda

1130 – 1300

Registration, lunch, and networking

This is the start of the 2019 conference on wellbeing, and is designed to give people time to travel, settle, and network with colleagues before a busy afternoon commences.

1300 – 1330

Welcome and opening address

Back for this third conference, broadcaster and journalist Alastiar Stewart will welcome delegates to Upbeat! 2019 Leeds and outline the content ahead, before handing over to Conference Chairs Mr Andy Rhodes QPM (Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary and NPCC lead for organisational development and wellbeing) and Gill Scott-Moore (Chief Executive for Police Care UK).

1330 – 1430

Keynote: Wellbeing and welfare needs during a major incident

Synopsis due.

Mr Kier Pritchard, Chief Constable, Wiltshire Police
Mr Paul Mills, Deputy Chief Constable, Wiltshire Police

1445 – 1530

Breakout session #1

3 different sessions to choose from.

Trauma processing techniques for a new era

Jess shares exciting results of a Randomised Controlled Trial training new recruits to process difficult incidents as they adapt to their first year on the job. With surprising findings regarding age, previous trauma and recall, Jess demonstrates the neuropsychology of resilience in action with the help of an experienced police trainer who translates science into everyday skill.

Dr. Jess Miller, Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
Mrs Angela Thomas, Greater Manchester Police

Techniques for call handlers

The welfare needs of call handlers are unique, and new techniques for trauma processing and resilience have been developed at Devon & Cornwall police.

Mindfulness in operational policing

Synopsis to follow.

1545 – 1630

Breakout session #2

3 different sessions to choose from.

conducting a needs analysis at the Met

Synopsis to follow. Session delivered by Mr Eleck Dodson (Head of Occupational Health at Metropolitan Police).

Techniques for call handlers

The welfare needs of call handlers are unique, and new techniques for trauma processing and resilience have been developed at Devon & Cornwall police.

Working in Child Sexual Exploitation

With the unique insight of a Paedophile Investigation Unit, Jess unveils the unpalatable realities of what happens in the brain when dealing with one of the most challenging areas of frontline policing, addressing issues of the human body, of safeguarding, of digital exposure and the coping mechanisms and tactics officers and staff develop for resilience.

Dr Jess Miller, Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
Mr Kevin Maddick, Inspector, Incident Response, Durham Constabulary

1630 – 1700

Feedback and closing session

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1830 – 1900

Police Mutual Drinks Reception

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Agenda to be released Sept 2018

Conference Speakers

Speaker details to be announced Sept 2018

Conference Dates

Upbeat will take place over the course of two days from the 19th to the 20th of March

Conference starts 12pm on the 19th March
Conference finishes 1pm on the 20th March

Conference Venue

Queens’ Hotel, Leeds
City Square
Leeds
LS1 1PJ
0113 243 1323

Tickets

Police/Government delegate

£250.00

24hr conference pass
Overnight accommodation
Networking dinner
All conference materials
All meals and refreshments

A pnn (or Government body) email address is required at registration

Charity/ Staff Assn. delegate

£250.00

24hr conference pass
Overnight accommodation
Networking dinner
All conference materials
All meals and refreshments

Police charities and staff association reps only

Corporate Supplier delegate

£600.00

24hr conference pass
Overnight accommodation
Networking dinner
All conference materials
All meals and refreshments

Priority will be given to active police suppliers

*Earlybird offer ends on the 15th of October.

Upbeat! 2018 London

March 2018 saw the Police Dependants’ Trust host Upbeat! London,  the 2nd annual conference on police wellbeing in partnership with the National Police Chiefs Council and Oscar Kilo.

Following on from the successful 2017 conference on post-traumatic stress in frontline policing, this year was all about raising the game in police wellbeing. As well as hearing first-hand accounts of the impact of modern policing on its people, delegates heard about work being done Nationally to develop a trauma resilience programme by the Trust, approaches to trauma risk management from the College of Policing, and the new National wellbeing strategy from the National Police Chief’s Council.

As part of the output for the conference, the 200+ delegates attending the conference put forward the issues they would like to see prioritised by the service going forward, and Mr. Rhodes QPM, wellbeing lead for the NPCC will be responding to them in due course.