Inspector Phil Spencer Awarded Certificate of Excellence

Congratulations to Inspector Phil Spencer who was awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ in the Diversity Champion public sector category last week at the Inclusive Companies Awards.

Phil Spencer has worked for the Force for 16 and a half years and he is currently the ‘Blue Light Programme’ Coordinator, working in partnership with leading mental health charity Mind and other voluntary, public and private organisations.

Understanding that those in the emergency services need to protect their own mental health and well-being, Phil has put his heart and soul into promoting the programme to raise awareness of mental health, breaking down barriers and removing stigma.

Less than 2 years on, he has recruited more than 65 Blue Light Champions within the Force, whilst continuously working with local organisations to provide better support to his officers.

More recently, he has dedicated his time to connecting with other emergency services within the North East, to work together to promote wellbeing across the emergency services.

 Read more about the awards here: http://www.inclusivecompanies.co.uk/inclusive-leaders-honoured-at-national-awards/

Well done Phil 

Photo caption: Inspector Phil Spencer with his wife Amy Spencer