Officer Mental Health - 278/22

Date Responded 10 March 2022

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:

For each year 2019.2020 & 2021

1. The number of individual police officers within your force to have reported mental health issues (including a breakdown of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress…etc.)

2. The number of individual police officers within your force to have had one or more days sick leave because of mental health issues (including a breakdown of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress…etc.)

3. The total number of days police officers have been absent because of sick days due to mental health issues (including a breakdown of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress…etc.)

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the People Systems Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.

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

1. No information held. This information is held by contracted Health Service Providers it is not held by Northumbria Police.

2.

Absence Reason

2019

2020

2021

I1 Anxiety

55

52

46

I2 Dementia

 

1

 

I3 Depression

36

24

40

I4 Drug or alcohol problems

 

2

 

I5 Other mental health

3

2

6

I6 Post Traumatic Stress

7

11

8

I7 Stress

137

108

124

Individual Officers

238

200

224

 

3.

Absence Reason

2019

2020

2021

I1 Anxiety

1660

1610

1348

I2 Dementia

 

33

 

I3 Depression

1830

570

1516

I4 Drug or alcohol problems

 

110

 

I5 Other mental health

48

59

122

I6 Post Traumatic Stress

552

389

450

I7 Stress

4299

3063

3932

Operational Days Lost

8389

5834

7368

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