Police’s first Law Enforcement Mental Health Wellness Seminar underway

The first Law Enforcement Mental Health Wellness Seminar began with a discussion about different topics to address law enforcement officers’ mental health challenges.
As the charge d’affaires gave her remarks today, Noriko Horiuchi emphasized the US’ commitment to Samoa and SPPCS.
“This seminar represents our commitment to the well-being of SPPCS officers”, says Horiuchi.
Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, the Commissioner of Samoa Police, Prisons, and Corrections Services, officially opened the seminar earlier today. According to him, this seminar is significant in several ways.
A major objective of this intervention is to address mental health at an organizational level by improving working conditions and policies, and this seminar will equip our members with the skills and resources they need to cope with work-related problems and personal issues,” said the Commissioner.
Superintendent Aldora Mamaia looks forward to learning the best practices in mental health awareness at this forum.
“I hope to gain knowledge about mental health awareness and how our officers can take care of themselves before they take care of others, as our effectiveness and productivity heavily depend on how we are each day,” says Aldora.
Furthermore, she emphasized the importance of being mentally sound before doing anything else because everything will work out if we are mentally present and mentally fit.