PS Regie Butler: Wellbeing Team

img_7180Devon and Cornwall Police entered into a strategic alliance with Dorset Police in 2016. This week I am delighted to speak with PS Regie Butler about his well being team within the alliance. They offer peer support to Officers and staff and have introduced some interesting initiatives seen as “icebreakers” to kick start the discussion of mental health and well being within the organisations. Regie also shares his own personal experience that nearly lead to his death.

“I’ve had some experiences in my life in which I nearly killed myself.”

References:

devon-cornwall.police.uk

http://www.mywellbeinghub.co.uk

Twitter

@dcdwellness

@kernow_cyclist

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About Walk the Talk

I have been a Police Officer for 20 years. It’s fair to say I have just about seen it all. I have spent my service working major town centres on response seeing all that life can throw at a human being. But, for the last eight years I have been on the road policing unit in its various guises. It is on this unit that I have seen life transpire to deal its cruelest hand. Both as an investigating officer and a family liaison officer, I have witnessed tragedy that at times I am at a loss to understand and at worse comprehend. Wholly committed to saving lives, this is the role of the road policing officer. As I have gotten older and realising that my emotional sponge is saturated I have looked and taken a very real interest in personal wellbeing and how WE can make our life experience better what ever we do. Taking the media of blogging a stage further I now produce podcasts on that topic. Join me if you would on an evolving journey that no doubt will produce a few surprises along the way.
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