1TeamActive Pilot Evaluation Final Report and Executive Summary Sept 2022
Final Report and Executive Summary of the 1TeamActive Pilot (September 2022).
Police work in the UK is stressful (Police Federation, 2021).This workplace stress can be negatively associated with mental healthand well-being (e.g., Oliver et al., 2022; Police Federation, 2021), and adversely impactfamily relationships (Tuttle et al., 2018).Common types of demands experienced by police officers and staff include operational (e.g., job-related violence, exposure to danger, shift work) and organizational factors (e.g., administrative processes, inadequate resources, co-worker and supervisor relations; McCreary & Thompson, 2006). The National Police Wellbeing Service (NPWS)and Oscar Kilo (OK)1provide a policy through which police forces should seek to support police workers’ physical and psychological well-being. One area of support thathas been foundto help police workers improve their physical and psychological well-beingis the engagement and provision of physical activity (Oliver et al., 2021). Building on such research findings, thisreport evaluates‘1TeamActive’,a programme funded by the Sport England Families Fund that aimed to improve the well-being of police workers and their families through increased physical activity.