Being fit for life is so much more than just physical fitness. For example research shows that people’s health and wellbeing is strongly linked to how effectively they manage their finances. Increasing people’s financial capability can reduce their likelihood of suffering from a depression or anxiety-related health problem by 15%¹.
At Police Mutual, our aim is not only to provide the Police family with tools and information on how to make the most of their money, but also to help keep them happy, healthy and fit for life.
Our BeFit4Life programme is an all-round approach to all-round wellbeing, designed to help Police Officers and Staff achieve the balanced lifestyle that makes the working day so much easier.
We visited 28 Police stations in 14 forces with our BeFit4Life roadshows in 2016.
Bringing tools, tips and wellbeing support to over 14,500 Officers and Staff at their place of work and providing:
236 free financial education sessions.
Information, tools and planning support to help people manage their money effectively both now and in the future.
1,185 free mobile health screenings.
A simple, practical way to actively assess wellbeing, giving quality time with a specialist nurse and valuable advice based on personal test results.
27 free mortgage advice surgeries
Face-to-face appointments with a specialist mortgage adviser, with independent, impartial advice on the whole of the mortgage market, and exclusive deals for the Police family – helping to take the stress out of one of life’s biggest decisions.
Over 9,000 sandwiches/food vouchers
Not forgetting ‘Hugo’ our popular food van - providing the opportunity for people to take valuable time out of a busy day - our appreciation for everything our Police forces do.
Police Mutual internal statistics 2016.
¹Financial capability and wellbeing – evidence from the BHPS, Taylor, Jenkins and Sacker 2009.