12th September 2023
Book your place now! A week of insight, expertise and shared experience to support forensic professionals like you. #FCNWellFest
We’re delighted to share the full #FCNWellFest programme with you. The whole week is packed with opportunities to learn and explore the whole spectrum of wellbeing. We’ve got interactive sessions to help you develop practical tools and techniques, personal stories of dealing with PTSD, an examination of the recent national wellbeing survey results and a case study from one of the biggest and most high-profile forensic investigations of recent times. Sign up on the Eventbrite link on the page below and we’ll be in touch with more details.
The festival is completely free and everyone working in the forensic field is welcome to take part. If you can’t make it on the day, we’ll be recording the sessions so you can watch them later on catch-up. Make sure you sign up anyway, so we can let you know how to access the recordings as well as a package of presentations, documents and useful links.
#FCNWellFest is the brainchild of the FCN Workforce Strategy working group, a community of forensic leads, practitioners and academics. The Strategy aims to ensure policing has access to the right people and skills now and in future, ultimately for the benefit of the public and victims of crime.
Hampshire Constabulary’s Head of Scientific Services, Tim Rowlandson is leading the wellbeing workstream of the Strategy. He said:
“The sessions during the week are designed to be a balance between showcasing some innovative approaches to improving wellbeing and sharing personal stories of how working in forensics has impacted on peoples’ lives. We want to use this week to demonstrate what’s possible and make it crystal clear that asking for help is not a sign of “weakness” but a vital part of dealing with the types of trauma we come across.”