Approximately 32% of Victoria Police employees have experienced a diagnosed mental health condition and approximately 90% have experienced burnout from their work to some degree.
We also know that, when it comes to seeking help for mental health and wellbeing issues, 61% of employees prefer managing their problems themselves rather than seeking help from a health professional.
Because of this, Bluespace was created for current and former employees, and their family and friends, helping them to access information about mental health and wellbeing issues, and services that may be of further assistance. Bluespace aims to increase the recognition of early warning signs, provide accurate information about mental health issues and clarify useful ways for people to engage with and support those who may be suffering from mental illness. The content on this website has been created through consultation with over 4000 people (current employees, former employees, and family members) who have provided insight into desired content and method of delivery. Results from the 2017 Victoria Police Mental Health and Wellbeing Study and Snapshot surveys were also used to inform the development of the content of this website.
Bluespace builds on the success of the equipt wellbeing app, a free wellbeing app developed by Victoria Police and The Police Association Victoria. Equipt provides tools that can help you strengthen your physical, social and emotional wellbeing and get your stress under control. It can measure and track your wellbeing over time and put you in touch with support if you need it. The equipt app is completely confidential, available anytime and free to download from the App Store and Google Play.
To make an enquiry or to provide feedback, please contact the Mental Health Program Office at firstname.lastname@example.org