Project supporting resilience coaches funded in GMP
£150,000 from the 1in4 fund to deliver much needed support to their network of over 120 wellbeing peer volunteers.
Greater Manchester Police has been championing wellbeing across the force thanks to its network of over 120 voluntary wellbeing resilience coaches and mental health peer supporters. Trained in recognising the signs of mental ill-health, these volunteers will now have the dedicated support of a network coordinator thanks to £150,000 over the next three years from the Police Dependants’ Trust 1in4 fund.
“We know that the coaches and volunteers are effective in delivering much-needed support, but we recognised that there was a need to support them on a more focussed and professional basis. Thanks to the Police Dependants’ Trust we can now offer the dedicated support and practical assistance that our volunteers need,” said C/Supt Sheard, wellbeing lead at Greater Manchester Police.
Police Dependants’ Trust CEO, Gill Scott-Moore, said, “The challenges and difficulties of volunteering over and above a demanding job puts real pressure on the volunteers supporting their colleagues. This innovative project will develop a world-class support programme that can be rolled out across the UK in the future. We are pleased to be able to fund this vital support project at Greater Manchester Police, and we look forward to sharing the results in due course.”
Project updates will be supplied in due course.