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Blood test for PTSD as scientists find genetic changes in traumatised soldiers

Blood test for PTSD as scientists find genetic changes in traumatised soldiers
  Post traumatic stress disorder could soon be diagnosed with simple blood test after scientists found crucial genetic changes in soldiers suffer...
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Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests

Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests
Morale is low among three in every five police officers, a survey by the body representing rank-and-file officers in England and Wales suggests. The P...
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Taking the lead: Maintaining morale and mental resilience

Taking the lead: Maintaining morale and mental resilience
Lt Col (Retd) Richard Dorney served in the British Army for more than 38 years. He established the Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) system in the Army an...
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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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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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New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers

New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers
Over-worked officers will benefit from a new £7.5m welfare fund after the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) lobbied the Government tireles...
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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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Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.

Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.
The College of Policing has issued guidance on officer separation after death or serious injury (DSI) involving firearms saying it should only happen ...
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