WHO ARE CALL4BACKUP?
Call4Backup is a registered charity in England and Wales (no.1162669) and was founded in February 2015 by a serving officer, in response to a colleague taking his own life. Call4Backup started to bring together the grieving colleagues via a Facebook page vowing to never want to see another colleague suffer with their mental health. This grew with donations and volunteers to become a registered charity the following June. A year later, the charity launched a 'support line' to help.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Call4Backup was founded to provide confidential and independent support, advice and direction to every member of Staff, Officer or Volunteer working within the UK Police Forces. We provided crisis intervention through our 'support line' which is manned by serving, ex and retired officers and police staff from all over the UK.
The charity also offers counselling sessions which are subsidised. This has meant an increase in the number of serving members of staff that we can look to support back to full working life with minimal cost to themselves.
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