Mental health and wellbeing in the Scottish police workforce

New research led by SPHSU's Lia Demou has found high levels of occupational stress and anxiety in the Scottish police workforce, along with experiences of PTSD, anxiety and depression.

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The main stressors reported were working hours, workload, culture, leadership and organisational change. While officers and staff recognised progress towards promoting and managing mental health in the service, they identified interventions, including training, counselling, and environmental workplace changes as needed to address mental health issues within police cultures.

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First published: 28 June 2018

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