The goal of an annual wellness check-in is to provide agency employees a safe and confidential setting to receive educational information about officer-wellbeing and to share feelings & experiences about their current life conditions as first responders. An annual Wellbeing Check-in is designed to be proactive & positive. It is NOT meant to be evaluative or punitive. No records or confidential information will be provided to the employee’s agency, only proof of attendance. (Exception: harm to self or others, or disclosing abuse to a minor, elderly, or disabled individual).
A Wellbeing Check-in will include a structured set of questions related to officer wellness themes. Subject matter will include current issues in policing, healthy communication skills & expression of emotions, stress and anger management, resiliency, and integrity, coping strategies, addiction & trauma, diversity, marriage & family, support systems, hobbies, finances, health & nutrition. First responders will receive a resource packet and certificate of attendance. BRAVE Wellness Check-in’s for first responders offers the opportunity to understand the benefits of mental health support and to eliminate the stigma of seeking assistance to maintain a healthy lifestyle as a public safety professional. The cost of a BRAVE Wellness Check-in is provided by the employee’s department.