Tag Archives: communication

Protecting our mental wellbeing

From being a very strong and capable person I started to feel wobbly, like life was going out of control, and at times being very depressed. Continue reading

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Hindsight or learning for the future?

It is saddening to hear the response from the Government has been to rely on talking about hindsight and how the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic was ‘unprecedented’ – a word that has been more than overused in the past 18 months. This is an opportunity to start to look at what action was taken and how we can look at improving for the inevitable future crises including pandemics. But the approach has been to try to defend the position and all the actions that were taken. No crisis response is perfect and there is always something to take, change, review and develop form every situation. Continue reading

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What next for policing?

I have seen officers rush into dangerous situations to protect people. I have seen detectives deal with some of the most horrific crimes and push themselves until they saw the offender charged, in court and then in prison. I have seen family liaison officers spend hours, days and months supporting families going through the worst point in their lives. Continue reading

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Is your communication just wallpaper?

The use of well worn phrases can become as familiar as wallpaper and quickly become ignored by people. Continue reading

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When disaster strikes what matters most?

I hope in the coming weeks this is something that the CIPR and PRCA take up to discuss with members. Continue reading

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When time stopped

There are some events and crises that are so huge they change life forever. This was one of those moments in time. Continue reading

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Be prepared, be crisis ready

Anyone who was in the brownies, guides or similar organisation will remember the motto ‘be prepared’. As a child it didn’t really mean a lot. Life just happened and with very few life experiences there was no concept of what … Continue reading

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Getting to the root of the issue

The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. I am sure lots of people realise that when they see the infection rates and death toll each day. But the impact of it can be seen in our towns and villages. The … Continue reading

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Still remembering the faces

After 20 years in police communication I am always drawn to any relevant news stories and was drawn into the #screensaver hashtag that I noticed this morning. It relates to Derbyshire Police using images of murder victims as screensavers to … Continue reading

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A message to prospective freelancers

Many people I speak to have found themselves wanting to make a change in their lives having found themselves considering things during the pandemic and lockdowns. The past two years have reminded us all how short and uncertain life is and we never know what may be around the corner. So, we need to make changes now and not accept what we don’t want. Continue reading

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