Mental Health

“If you need help, or you sense that a colleague needs help, I urge you to seek assistance."

Commissioner Chris Dawson  

WA Police Force is prioritising mental health and wellbeing.  It’s one of the many steps we’re taking to encourage our employees to notice and act on the early signs in themselves, as well as their team.  With more people taking steps to get help, we can start to correct misperceptions that can discourage people from looking after themselves. 

We are working hard to demonstrate that asking for help when you need it is a practical and sensible thing to do and mental health is no different.  Being prepared to ask for help is an act of strength rather than weakness.  We encourage our employees to invest in their wellbeing and engage with our range of services to get this support.


The WA Police Force has support services available through an independent counselling service (Employee Assistance Program), free for WA Police Force personnel and their immediate family. This service is available 24/7 by calling 1300 687 327.


Alternatively, the following services are available by emailing Police Family Support or calling 6229 5615 (8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday):

  • Police Chaplaincy 

  • Peer Support Program 

  • Psychology Unit 

In the event of a crisis:

  • Contact your GP

  • Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14

  • Or call 000