GB recently partnered with The Police Association of Victoria (TPAV) to co-fund the visitation of Dr. Kevin Gilmartin, a US-based ex police officer, psychologist, and author of the book, “Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement”.
During his tour, Dr. Gilmartin presented to Victorian police officers and their families on maintaining and improving their quality of life both personally and professionally.
He shared his unique insights into how the job of policing can negatively impact the wellbeing of police officers and their families and encouraged the audience to use proactive and holistic coping strategies to deal with the challenges and stresses of work and daily life in general. Alongside TPAV, GB attended each location - Melbourne, Bendigo, Geelong, and Moe - with our Victoria Police claims team and Gentle Bear also attending.
We distributed over 1,000 Gentle Bears to police officers and their families.
This commitment will continue beyond 2017 with a view to providing more roadshows in collaboration with TPAV in the future.
Read more on our Australian/ New Zealand Website.