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Wellbeing Programmes (892A/22)


1. Does your force have a budget for providing well-being programmes for employees of your force? If so, please say what the spend was in (a) 2019/20, (b) 2020/21 and what is the budget for spending on this in (c) 2021/22?

2. For the last financial year (21/22) what has been your force’s well-being spend on: (i) yoga, (ii) meditation, (iii) winter sports such as skiing (please details the individual sports), (iv) water sports such as canoeing (please detail the individual sports) and (v) cultural activities such as theatre/gallery trips (please detail the individual trips).


1. We don’t have programmes as such, but we do have an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme):

Contract costings for the EAP in the last three financial years were as follows:

19/20 – £49,800

20/21 – £49,800

21/22 – £62,700

2. £Nil, However, there are free mindfulness courses available through The College of Policing and we encourage employees to use the Sports and Social club for sports such as canoeing, swimming etc. which are free and day trips are offered through a discounted rate with the club for full paying members.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

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