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Category: Human Resources

Mental Health Policies for New Recruits (820A/21)

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), I would like to make a request for the following information pertaining to the mental health policies for new recruits joining the West Midlands Police Force over the last five-years (2016 to present).

1/ Do the West Midlands Police Force have an occupational health policy for recruiting candidates who have previous suffered from mental health issues, such as depression?

Officer Sickness (695A/21)

1. How many officers took sick leave for depression, anxiety, stress or post-traumatic stress between April 2020 and March 2021. By this, I mean where any of the terms ‘depression’, ‘anxiety’ or ‘stress’ or ‘post-traumatic stress’ appear in the description of the officer’s illness.