Welfare support services

Your wellbeing matters

Need help now? Please call 000 for urgent support in an emergency

Policing is physically, mentally and emotionally demanding work. ACT Policing is committed to supporting the health and welfare of all our members and their families. Support is available to assist with work related stress or personal pressures. Seeking support early helps people recover better.

Support service Phone number Description
ACT Policing Welfare Officer Network  02 51269239  (24/7)  The ACT Policing Welfare Officer Network is available to assist AFP appointees who may be affected by workplace or personal pressures. Trained officers are on call 24/7 and all contacts are confidential. The Welfare Officer Network can also provide support and advice to family members.
Benestar    1300 360 364   (24/7) Benestar provides a confidential counselling service for all AFP employees and their immediate family. The Benestar website also has information to support overall wellbeing.
Organisational Health Triage Team 02 51270111   (business hours only)  The Organisational Health Triage team provides health related advice to all AFP appointees. The team includes a psychologist, registered nurse and case managers who can assist with an immediate referral or advice.
AFP Chaplaincy   02 51263769   (business hours only)    The Chaplaincy service offers spiritual welfare and pastoral care to ACT Policing members and their immediate families. Discussions with chaplains are confidential and do not need to be of a religious nature.

EQUIPT app

Equipt is a free wellbeing app designed by police for police and their families. The confidential app can help you track your physical, emotional and social wellbeing or put you in touch with support services.

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Other useful services

Lifeline - 13 11 14            

Crisis support and suicide prevention

www.lifeline.org.au

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Information and mental health support

www.beyondblue.org.au

1800  RESPECT - 1800 737 263

24/7 National sexual assault and domestic violence counselling



Gambling Help Line - 1800 858 858

24/7 telephone support

 

More information

How to keep your mental health on track

Signs and symptoms of psychological distress

The effects of sleep deprivation