Sean Bell, a PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University and a recently retired member of the Merseyside Police Federation Inspectors’ Board, is studying ‘Attitudes to Mental Health in the Police Service.’ His work has the support of both the PFEW and Unison at a national level. Sean is keen to expand his study to include members of the PSAEW.
This is a subject that is under-researched and there is scant literature on police officers’ attitudes to colleagues with mental health issues who face the challenges of policing in the modern world; and even less so in relation to police staff. Sean has had a paper published in the Oxford Journal of Policing and Practice Break a leg- Its all in the mind Journal Article which highlights the need for such research.
The study that Sean is undertaking will provide an opportunity to better understand the issues faced by those colleagues who experience mental health issues.
The Association is committed to supporting the well-being of its members. The outcomes of the research will be shared with the Association once completed.
As part of this study, Sean is conducting a survey on attitudes to mental health and would be grateful if you would consider taking part. The survey is open until late August and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential. A link to it is shown below: