Trichy: Aiming at combating stress, city and rural police launched the well-being training programme for all personnel, here on Friday.
The three-day training for each batch will provide them wide range of counselling to help them get relief from stress caused in the line of duty.
Announced by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, the training programme was given shape by the national institute of mental health and neurosciences (Nimhans) in Bengaluru that had handpicked a few police officers and psychologists from each district and provided training to them so that they can train others in their districts.
In Trichy, the commissioner of police, A Amalraj inaugurated the programme at Armed Reserve police ground marriage hall in Trichy. For the rural police, central zone inspector general of police, V Varadharaju initiated the programme at district police office (DPO),Trichy on Friday.
“The training will help improve their mental health besides ensuring better performance in the workplace,” Varadharaju told reporters.
Amalraj said that the participants for three days will get tips for stress busting both in personal and professional life.
As far as Trichy city police is concerned, the training will cover over 3,000 police personnel from city, special police battalion and units like crime-branch CID.
The first day of the programme will be focused on the health complications caused by stress. Day two will teach anger management and stress management. The third day will see the participation of the family members.
Instead of just being listeners, the programme will make family members join the activities and check their performance for evaluation.
“Though we cannot state a specific reason that causes stress to police personnel, I don’t deny that there is multiplicity of work here. But it is also one of the contributing factors. The programme will give them an idea of how to manage anger,” Varadharaju told the reporters.
Deputy inspector general (DIG) of police, Trichy range, R Lalitha Lakshmi said that the outcome of the programme will be monitored and the report will be sent to NIMHANS.