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Police Employee Psychological Illness Statistics Since 2009/10

Date of request: January 25, 2019
Posted in: Our staff
Reference: 138/19

Request

1. Please provide the individual annual figures of staff who have taken a period of absence due to psychological illness or stress between 2008-2018.

Please break this down to provide figures/data in relation to (at the time of taking absence):

a. Specific department/command within the Force (including police staff)
b. Rank
c. Age
d. Gender
e. Time in the Force
f. Reason for being signed off (Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma)
g. Reason for illness

2. Please provide the individual annual figures of staff employed by your force between 2008-2018.

a. Please break this down by specific department (including police staff)

3. Please provide the figures in relation to the number of staff who have taken more than one leave of absence between 2008-2018 due to psychological illness/ stress.

Please break this down by:

a. Specific department/command within the Force (including police staff)
b. Rank
c. Age
d. Gender
e. Time in the Force
f. Reason for being signed off (Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma)
g. Reason for illness

4. Please provide individual annual figures of staff who have retired on health grounds related to stress/ psychological functioning between 2008-2018.

Response

Please find our response to Q1-3 attached. Information is only held centrally from 2009/10 onwards.

In respect of Q3 to provide the breakdown we have used a comparison. Unfortunately this will not provide completely accurate information as if an employee has 3 stress related illnesses in 2016 but for the same reason they will only appear once in that years breakdown, however if the reason differed they would appear three times.

Q4. Please find our response below. This is only held centrally from 2012 and only for Officers.

2012 – 2
2013 – 3
2014 – 6
2015 – 12
2016 – 6
2017 – 10
2018 – 3

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