Ep.85 The Academy Live - Your Guide To Ill-Health Retirement With John Edmunds

This episode is an Academy Live Session that we ran with John Edmunds.

 Many of you will know, John is my right-hand man in the Facebook group. He really helps so much and does his utmost to keep me organised and on track.

What you may not know is that John retired from the police as a result of ill health in 2022!

Over the years, his mental health deteriorated significantly, which resulted in him suffering from severe anxiety, depression, and PTSD. He tried lots of different remedies and medications, but he did reach the point where he had to accept that he was just too unwell to continue as a police officer and that he couldn't recover and get well whilst he remained in that environment.

So, he retired on ill health in 2022, but the process itself was anything but smooth and it is incredibly challenging and there is a real lack of guidance and support, so John very kindly created this guide to help and support you through the process. The Ill-Health Retirement Guide is completely FREE, you don't have to sign up or anything, you literally download it from the Blue Light Leavers website https://www.bluelightleavers.com/ ‘Ill-Health & Misconduct’ section.

In this academy session, we talk through ill health retirement and how long the process takes, what the process looks like, and some of the challenges that you might come across.

I'm really grateful to John for sharing his experience and his knowledge. We've had numerous people reach out to him for a bit of help and support through their process for some advice and guidance, and he really knows his stuff. If you or someone you know is being considered for or are going through the process and would like to reach out to John, then you can do that on [email protected]

In addition to the Blue Light Leavers Ill-Health Retirement Guide there is also support available from: IoDPA (Injury on Duty Pensioners Association) they are the go-to for all things Ill-Heath Retirement and Injury on Duty claims.

Facebook - https://bit.ly/BLLIoDPAFacebookGroup

Website - https://bit.ly/BLLIoDPAWebsite

Police Care UK Facebook - https://bit.ly/BLLPoliceCareUK

Website - https://bit.ly/BLLPoliceCareUK

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