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Officer sickness - 710/19

Date Responded 19 June 2019

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. Please provide the total amount of days taken off work by officers due to mental health-related illnesses or conditions broken down by financial year from 2014-19
  2. In addition, please also provide the number of officers that have taken time off work due to mental health-related illnesses or conditions broken down by the type of illness (i.e. stress, anxiety, depression) and by financial year from 2014-19

In Response:

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

 

1.

Absence Reason - Mental Health                                        Year

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Operational Days Lost (Police Officers)

7305

6627

8104

7212

8532

 

2.

Absence Reason - Mental Health                                        Year

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

I1 Anxiety

41

27

46

44

47

I3 Depression

32

38

47

41

48

I4 Drug or alcohol problems (inc. painkillers or tranquilisers)

0

2

1

0

1

I5 Other mental health (inc. bipolar, schizophrenia, hypomania)

4

2

5

10

6

I6 Post Traumatic Stress

6

11

9

11

5

I7 Stress

126

129

110

94

123

Total Police Officers

209

209

218

200

230

 

 

 

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