A WELLBEING wagon will tour police stations around Wiltshire as part of a force bid to boost officers' mental and physical wellbeing.

The truck will spend the next 10 days in the county, with officers and staff able to drop in for health checks.

Penny Fuller, head of occupational health at Wiltshire Police, said: “There are many mental health issues officers and staff come to us with.

“Stress is one of the big ones – and it’s our job to try and help people deal with that so they can keep coming to work and achieve good mental health.

“At the start of Mental Health Awareness Week we have launched a two-week ‘Wellbeing Wagon’. Officers and staff can drop in and receive mental health and wellbeing checks, as well as access to cholesterol and blood pressure tests. It is so important that we keep talking about mental health and support those individuals who need further help”.

Mental health-related incidents make up around 20 per cent of the force's calls.