Police Care UK is a charity caring for serving and former police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families.
We provide practical, emotional and financial support for serving and former police officers, staff, and volunteers who suffer harm as a result of their policing role that is confidential and impartial.
Our mission is to reduce the impact of harm on police and families.Get help now
This is according to early findings from the largest known force-wide survey, which focused on police wellbeing and screened for clinical symptoms of both disorders. The research has been conducted by a team of sociologists at the University of Cambridge and funded by the charity Police Care UK.
More than 50 agencies and employers are responsible for more than 300,000 people currently serving in the police. No mental health strategy exists, despite it being one of the most traumatic jobs in the UK. It's time to change this.
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We believe everyone should understand the dangers police face everyday, and how the harm they suffer can affect them and their families. Through improving awareness, we help develop appropriate services to support them, and reduce the stigma of physical and psychological injuries that people can get the care they need with dignity
We believe that police and families should always have someone to turn to that understands their situation and can respond effectively to their needs. By providing a specialist and confidential programme of practical, emotional, and financial support, we help more people effectively recover and rebuild their lives.
We believe that caring for their people is the duty of every police organisation. Our role is to complement this care, and help identify gaps through targeted services, projects, and programmes.
From fundraising events and open days to national conferences and Police Care Seminars. See what’s on in your area here.
The demanding role that is modern policing can challenge any officer. Here are a few stories of how we have helped.
Police officers risk mental health challenges, physical injuries or death everyday. We are here to support them and their families.
We receive no money from Government or police forces to support our work, and we are reliant on donations and fundraising to care for more people.
We employ a team of dedicated people committed to caring for people in need. Join us and help reduce the impact of harm on police today, tomorrow, and in the future.
Find out all about Police Care UK, its origins, and its mission of reducing the impact of harm on police and families.