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Oxford police officer goes public about his struggle with depression

Oxford police officer goes public about his struggle with depression
  An Oxford police officer has opened up for the first time about his struggles with depression, as he reveals the huge pressures on those tasked...
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Police officers signed off with stress up 130% in Wales

Police officers signed off with stress up 130% in Wales
The number of police officers in Wales signed off work due to stress has more than doubled over the past four years, according to new figures. A Freed...
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PC killed himself after suffering depression

PC killed himself after suffering depression
An under-pressure police officer killed himself weeks after being told he could lose half his salary or face dismissal due to unsatisfactory performan...
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police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years

police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years
The number of police officers taking sick leave because of mental health problems has nearly doubled in just six years. The London’s Met saw a drastic...
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Police officers get extra leave to help 'wellbeing'

Police officers get extra leave to help 'wellbeing'
Police officers are to have extra days off as part of a "wellbeing" plan by Lincolnshire Police. The additional two days' paid leave will be used by o...
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Call to challenge mental health stigma after suicide of Sheffield policeman

Call to challenge mental health stigma after suicide of Sheffield policeman
+ The family of a Sheffield policeman who took his life after battling depression say the ‘stigma’ around mental health should be challenged. PC Carl ...
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Police Mental Health sickness up by 47%

Police Mental Health sickness up by 47%
Che Donald , the Federation’s lead on Police Officer Mental Health, said: 'There is a systematic failure of care to these officers'. The number of pol...
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Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide

Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide
  Detective Warren Hines says he is aware of sergeants allocating work "on the basis of who is the least tearful that morning". A decorated senio...
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Public sector employees 'more anxious'

Public sector employees 'more anxious'
  Public sector staff are more likely to feel anxious at work and take sick days for their mental health than those in the private sector, resear...
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