Credit Union Donates Wellbeing Bench to West Bromwich Police Station

We are delighted to have donated a wellbeing bench to officers and staff to support colleagues’ mental health.

The bench, situated in the grounds of West Bromwich police station was unveiled at the Sandwell Wellbeing Day, on Tuesday 17 July.

A joint donation by Serve and Protec Credit Union and Sandwell Sports and Social Club, the bench will give colleagues somewhere to go, to get away from the office for a few minutes in a bid to support their mental wellbeing.

Lillie Abbott, a Vulnerability and Referral Officer from Sandwell Partnerships, explains:

The idea was raised by a response officer on Sandwell, they suggested that while other stations may have the ability to get away from the office it can be difficult here as the town is a ten minute walk away. The bench is a fitting tribute to all those that have served and sacrificed. Colleagues’ welfare is at the top of the agenda in Sandwell and we worked with Police Credit Union and Sandwell Sports and Social Club to purchase the bench. This gives our officers and staff somewhere to get away from their screens and away from their roles even if for only a short amount of time. Being able to sit out to chat with a friend or colleague can make all the difference to a person’s mental wellbeing. Sometimes just speaking to someone is all it takes to make someone feel better.

Latest Articles

Your cookie preferences

We use cookies on our website to make your online experience better. Please see our cookie notice for further details or agree by clicking the 'Accept' button.

Your cookie settings

Below you can choose which kind of cookies you allow on this website. Click on the "Save cookie settings" button to apply your choice.

FunctionalOur website uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to let our website work.

AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyse our website and optimise for the purpose of usability.

Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show you 3rd party content like YouTube and Facebook. These cookies may track your personal data.

AdvertisingOur website places advertising cookies to show you 3rd party advertisements based on your interests. These cookies may track your personal data.

OtherOur website places 3rd party cookies from other 3rd party services which aren't analytical, social media or advertising.