Police Department Receives Training on Stress, Trauma and suicide

The Employee Assistance Programme, under the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities, held a three-day training with the Belize Police Department at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan. Sixty-eight police officers with the rank of Inspector to Deputy Commissioner, were trained in Stress Management, Dealing with Trauma, and Suicidal Ideations.he training sessions were facilitated by Associate Clinical Psychologist Chad Lambert from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus who is temporarily attached to the Employee Assistance Programme. Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities Dr. Peter Allen welcomed the senior officers to the training sessions and discussed the importance of mental health within the Public Service.  The workshop will also be delivered to the rank and file of the Belize Police Department countrywide throughout the month of August.

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