WMPBen Newsletter 2024

Office open Monday and Wednesday 8.30am to 4.00pm and Friday 8.30am to 3.00pm Member benefits explained All members can apply for: • Access to interest-free loans and grants in times of hardship or distress • Sickness vouchers if a member is unable to work due to sickness or injury • Convalescence and rehabilitation breaks, at St Micheal’s Lodge Treatment Centre (SML) • Mental health support with up to 8 online counselling sessions through SML • Discounted holidays at our properties at Dartmouth and Dorset • Exclusive rewards scheme offering a range of discounts • Free Will Writing Service Members who are serving officers or police staff are also entitled to: • Death grant of £3500 to a nominated person • £25 per week for all their surviving children until their 18th birthday Update your details If your details have changed, or you wish to update your nominated beneficiary please get in touch. You can do this online via: https://wmpben.co.uk/ members-area/update-details/ West Midlands Police Benevolent Fund Guardians House, 2111 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3EA Telephone: 0121 752 4919 Email: info@wmpben.co.uk www.facebook.com/wmpben Twitter: @wmpbenfund Instagram.com/wmpbenfundcharity New Mental Health Support We are delighted to announce that the trial period for mental health support will be extended for a further 12 months. We all know that poor mental health can affect our: • Physical health • Day-to-day life • Ability to maintain relationships. As a member of the Benevolent Fund, you can now receive help and support surrounding your mental health through our unique partnerships with St Michael’s Lodge and PayPlan* We are now offering up to eight online counselling sessions from a professional team of psychotherapists who are trained in many areas of counselling. You can self-refer and apply directly online. For more details visit www.wmpben.co.uk * If your mental health is suffering because of mounting debt, PayPlan are here to help you with practical solutions to managing finances and dealing with debt. For more info visit: https:// wmpben.co.uk/our-benefits/debt-management/ The Benevolent Fund has come a very long way since 1974. Over the course of the next 12 months, we will be sharing our journey through; interesting facts, short stories as well as members testimonies. Look out for them on our website and social media feeds as we share our journey through the past five decades. Celebrating 50 Years of Service 1974 - 2024 Looking after your mental health is so important. Stories for every decade #WeAre50!