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‘You need the right people doing it for the right reasons,’ Phil Spencer on wellbeing in the police

SHP speaks to Cleveland Police Blue Light Programme Coordinator & Wellbeing Inspector, Phil Spencer, who was named as the winner of the SHP Award for Trailblazer in Workplace Wellbeing back in December. Read More

Work-related stress and the wellbeing of frontline workers

In episode 9 of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist for the HSE about work-related stress and Inspector Phil Spencer, Blue Light Programme Co-ordinator at Cleveland Police, discusses the stress of working on the frontline during the pandemic. Read More

Phil Spencer wins SHP’s Trailblazer in Workplace Wellbeing Award

Cleveland Police Blue Light Programme Coordinator & Wellbeing Inspector, Phil Spencer has been named as the winner of the SHP Award for Trailblazer in Workplace Wellbeing Award. Read More

Sleep and fatigue in UK working populations

81% of UK workers do not feel as though they achieve enough sleep. In this article, Marcus de Guingand, from Third Pillar of Health, discusses some of the data from a recently released whitepaper looking at the extent, impact and causes of tiredness and fatigue in different worker groups. Read More

Four in 10 police officers say they were assaulted last year and attacks on firefighters on the rise

A poll of more than 40,000 police officers in England and Wales has said that almost four in ten said they had been assaulted in the last year, while latest government figures show that attacks on firefighters in England have surged by 66% in four years. Read More

Counselling for officers should do more to prevent mental health issues, says former prison officer

In 2019, almost 2,000 prison officers took absences from work in England and Wales, as a result of their mental health and pressures from work. Read More

Supporting the mental health of child sexual abuse investigators

Over the past few years there has been a growing discussion around mental health in law enforcement, primarily focused on the need for law enforcement to be trained to better deal with and support members of the public with mental health issues – but what about training others to better support the police with their own mental health? Read More

PTSD is a common disorder amongst police officers

Research shows that there is a high number of PTSD in police force, but many officers may not know they are suffering from the disorder. Read More

Gloucestershire police to get body cameras

Gloucestershire Constabulary said all frontline officers will be wearing REVEAL body cameras by the end of April. Read More

Police officers facing extreme stress as austerity cuts bite

Police forces are on their 'knees and facing extinction' as officers face extreme stress, the Police Federation has warned. Read More



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