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Mental Health Absence (10009/19)


Period – 2013/14 to 2015/16:

  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 (please clarify have you provided working/shift/duty days taken off for mental health related conditions, or calendar days).
  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 (please clarify have you provided all whole-time staff who took time off or whole-time and on call).


Please find attached (10009_19_attachment.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.