Police Care UK is there for the 300k police officers, staff, and volunteers in policing today, along with the 500k (est.) veterans and 1m (est.) family members affected by policing.
As a charity dedicated to reducing the impact of harm in policing, we know what it does to it's people and their families. That's why we provide a confidential programme of practical, emotional, and financial support that is available for life.
But not enough people know that. We want that to change.
A Police Care Champion helps to raise awareness of physical and mental health problems, challenges the way people think and act about mental health, and helps signpost people to the support available from Police Care UK.
Anyone can be a Police Care Champion, whether or not you have personal experience of physical or mental health ill-health.
We provide regular support materials, resources, and toolkits to help you. Every activity you do, no matter how big or small, contributes to the central goal of improving awareness that help is there, that it's ok not to be ok, and that ill-health is not a sign of weakness.
Then you can be a Police Care Champion
"I wanted to make sure everyone in my team knew that help from Police Care UK existed and it's really easy to make a difference as a Police Care UK champion."
"I was retired because of ill health and at 41 it felt like I was thrown on the scrap heap.
I first heard about the Police Care UK at a local NARPO meeting. Most policemen are the sort of guys that don’t want charity, but I made a few enquiries and registered.
Knowing that there was someone out there who could help me when I needed it was life-changing. I want other officers suffering like I did to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. People will listen to you.
Without Police Care UK, I wouldn’t be here today. Do not be too proud to ask for help, they changed my life."