Police bosses trained on mental illness

The Administration Police Service (APS) County Commanders in charge of the protection of critical infrastructure across the country today attended a one-day Mental Health Wellness training at the Chiromo Hospital Group, Nairobi.

The training that was attended by the Deputy Inspector General, APS Mr Noor Gabow, CBS, OGW, was conducted by the key Chiromo Hospital Group Management led by Dr Frank Njenga, the Presidential Advisor on Mental Health.

While endorsing the training that aimed at enlightening commanders on triggers and dynamics of Mental Health, Mr. Gabow urged participants to give issues of mental health at their respective workplaces a lot of attention.

He said no officer in the National Police Service should suffer mental health issues since the Government has provided a Comprehensive Medical Cover that should cater for such a need among other health issues that affect the wellbeing of police officers.

While lauding Dr. Njenga for the establishment of a world class mental health facility, Mr. Gabow urged commanders to ensure that they make use of the facility by referring needy cases amongst police officers.

“We can only serve our country effectively when our officers have the right frame of mind and a facilitative environment which addresses the totality of their operational needs,” said Mr. Gabow.

Chiromo Hospital Group and the National Police Service have committed to partner in a capacity building program for Police Counsellors who upon completion of training will be deployed to all the 47 Counties.

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