Feeling heard and understood can enhance mental health and wellbeing. Counselling can provide the chance to talk things over with someone who is practised at listening and trained to help.
Counselling is non-judgemental. It is a collaborative and confidential relationship that can contribute to self-awareness, improved self-esteem and make you feel less alone. It can provide invaluable tools and techniques to both manage stress and lead a more balanced life.
As a family member of a WA Police Force employee, you have access to free counselling services.
The Legal Assist and Financial Assist services can be accessed through our Employee Assistance Program by employees and their immediate family, with local or Health, Welfare and Safety management approval.
The intention of the counselling is to provide information and practical advice, as well as psychological support to help you manage work, health and life issues. We recognise that as a key support for our personnel, we need to ensure you are well supported.
Up to 6 sessions are available for you to attend as a couple or family. Alternately, you may prefer to book some or all of the sessions by yourself to have a chance to talk things through.
This free counselling is also available to former police officers and their families for up to 24 months after leaving WA Police Force.
Contact the independent counselling service (Employee Assistance Program), free for WA Police Force personnel and their immediate family on 1300 687 327 (available 24/7), or download the app. See Converge’s online health and wellbeing eMagazine, Flourish here.