Do we underestimate the part played by work in nurturing good mental health?
Police officers often acknowledge they are under a lot of pressure, and so it is unsurprising they feel stressed or anxious in a highly challenging role.
According to research by Mind, police service employees are more than twice as likely to identify problems at work as the main cause of mental ill health compared to the general workplace.
Since the start of the pandemic, those sensations have only become more acute.
During part two of an interview with a serving inspector from Cheshire Constabulary, host Andrew Simpson asks the following:
Does the unique nature of policing make officers more vulnerable to mental ill health?
When it comes to emotional wellbeing, does the approach need to be different when it comes to team leaders with responsibility for others?
What more can be done, in terms of prevention, to reduce the risk that an individual reaches crisis point?
If you haven’t yet listened to the first half of this interview, then you can do so here.
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About This Episode
In our latest episode, host Andrew Simpson continues with Part 2 of our 1-year special where our guest shares her thoughts on key topics during Mental Health Awareness Week.