Mental Health

Mental Health

Victoria Police Legacy recognises that Mental Health is a growing concern in the community and has a significant impact not only on those suffering but those who support them. This page on the website will have current information which is there to inform and support our VPL Legatees.

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“Answering the call”, the survey phase of Beyond Blue's National Mental Health and Wellbeing Study of Police and Emergency Services is well under way.  This is ground breaking research and the feedback of those participating will contribute to an important movement that aims to provide appropriate mental health initiatives for all those who dedicate their time to look after communities across the country. For everyone contributing to this world-first study, which will benefit all police and emergency service personnel, your efforts are greatly appreciated by beyondblue.    Click Here for more information.

 

Equipt is a free well being app developed by The Police Association and Victoria Police, with input from members and leading health professionals. It is designed for current and former sworn officers, police employees and their families. Equipt will help strengthen your physical, emotional and social well being. It will also put you in touch with help and support if you need. 

Equipt helps you: 
• Develop healthy and sustainable lifestyle practices that enhance resilience
• Manage stressful situations, including distressing moods and thoughts
• Measure and track your wellbeing over time
• Plan for and take action to be well
• Get support when you need it
Click here to download the App from Google Play

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Victoria Police Mental Health Strategy and Wellbeing Action Plan 2017-2020
The Victoria Police Mental Health Strategy and Wellbeing Action Plan 2017-2020 reflects Victoria Police's commitment to promoting and protecting the mental health of employees.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing model presented in this Strategy recognises the unique nature of policing, and that the needs of an employee may change. It provides direction, and ensures continuity in improving the mental health and wellbeing of employees across the lifecycle of their careers and beyond

Click here to see the Victoria Police Mental Health Strategy and Wellbeing Action Plan 2017-2020 Launch  
Click here to see the full Victoria Police Mental Health Strategy and Wellbeing Action Plan 2017-2020 
Click here to see the summary of the Victoria Police Mental Health Review 
Click here to see the full Victoria Police Mental Health Review



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beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia. Visit www.beyondblue.org.au or 1300 22 4636

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headspace helps young people aged 12-25 years who are going through a tough time.

They assist young people and their families with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and education and employment support. Visit www.headspace.org.au for more information

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The Victoria State Government website lists various groups and organisations which specialise in Mental Health issues.  Follow the links on  www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealthservices/ for more information