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dc.contributor.authorDemou, Evangeliaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHale, Hannahen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Kateen_UK
dc.description.abstractPolice work can be stressful and demanding and can impact on employee wellbeing. This study aimed to understand mental health (MH) issues and risk factors for poor MH in officers and staff of the Police Service of Scotland (PSoS); and gather their ideas of workplace wellbeing interventions that are suitable for this workforce. Face-to-face/telephone interviews were conducted with 30 Superintendents and eight stakeholders, recruited throughout PSoS. Interview topics included: MH issues; health/health behaviours; employment; and potentially beneficial workplace interventions. A thematic analysis approach was adopted. High levels of occupational stress and anxiety, currently or in the past, were reported, as were experiences of PTSD, anxiety and depression. The main stressors reported were working hours, workload, culture, leadership and organisational change. Officers and staff recognised progress towards promoting and managing MH in the service but identified interventions, including training, counselling, and environmental workplace changes as needed to address mental health issues within police cultures.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_UK
dc.relationDemou E, Hale H & Hunt K (2020) Understanding the Mental Health and Wellbeing Needs of Police Officers and Staff in Scotland. Police Practice and Research.
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dc.subjectmental healthen_UK
dc.subjectworkplace interventionen_UK
dc.subjectoccupational healthen_UK
dc.titleUnderstanding the Mental Health and Wellbeing Needs of Police Officers and Staff in Scotlanden_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Police Mental Health_Full Details_clean copy_Demou.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 18 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePolice Practice and Researchen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.description.notesOutput Status: Forthcoming/Available Onlineen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
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