HAMPSHIRE Police Federation played an integral part in two important events in October – Baby Loss Awareness Week and Menopause Awareness Day.
Chair Zoë Wakefield said they both went well and that the Federation were able to support officers and signpost them to get any help they needed.
To mark National Baby Loss Week, the force chaplain planted a tree in the grounds of Netley to remember all the children and babies that had been lost to Hampshire Police officers and staff. Fed Reps were able to help officers on the day, and the Federation encourages anyone else who needs support around baby loss to get in touch.
The online Menopause Awareness Day was attended by around 50 officers, consisting of both women and men who managed female officers.
Zoë said: “We’ve had some really good feedback on that. The Menopause Day was a completely online event, which we were all a bit nervous about because we’d not done anything like that before. But it went really well. We’ll definitely be looking to do something again.”