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12-hour shifts “have significant negative impact” on CCTV operators’ health

CCTV operators in most UK Monitoring Centres are working long hours which can prove detrimental to their performance and reduce the effectiveness of their clients’ video security systems. The cumulative effect of regular 12-hour shifts can have a negative health impact a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Police resilience and well-being trial sparks positive results for front line officers

A six-month trial examining the resilience and well-being of more than 1,000 serving police officers and staff has culminated in a free online mindfulness package being made available to the service. ​The randomised control trial split police officers and staff into three grou...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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The Human Cost of Disruption on Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

It’s great to see many high-profile figures speaking out about the mental health issues they’ve faced in 2019, writes John Young. What’s highly encouraging to hear, too, is that many companies are actively educating their employees on the signs of stress and mental illness at...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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Body-Worn Video: The Way Forward for Protecting Lone Workers?

Is body-worn video the way forward when it comes to protecting lone workers? Certainly, the police service has recognised its positive impact for some time. Here, Chris Allcard (lone worker services director at Reliance High-Tech) outlines precisely why he believes body-worn...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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Advice on how organisations can discuss mental health issues with employees issued by IOSH

Research conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests that one-in-four people in the UK will have mental ill-health at some point and that prolonged work-related stress can lead to both physical and psychological damage, including anxiety and depression. Whether...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Board-level action on employee well-being and mental health “inadequate” finds ICSA poll

Fewer than half of those organisations polled by ICSA: The Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership have considered employee well-being and mental health at Board level. Just 45% of Boards have considered these issues, 34% haven’t done...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Code of Practice for employers to improve health and well-being of staff devised by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new Code of Practice for organisations to help them tackle a crisis in the mental health and well-being of Britain’s workforce. No less than 137 million working days were lost to sick leave in the UK in 2016, with organisations...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Policing partners sign up to Government’s well-being goal proposed by Home Office

Police well-being is the focus of a new goal launched by the Home Office in conjunction with partners in policing and mental health. Partners who developed the goal pledge to work together to boost the welfare support available to police officers and staff in England and Wales...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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Policing minister listens to officers’ first-hand experience at well-being roundtable

At a roundtable discussion held on Tuesday 16 January, Nick Hurd (Minister for Policing and the Fire Service) heard from experts and senior officers – including a chief superintendent who has written a personal memoir about policing and mental health – on the subject...
Posted On 23 Jan 2018
Karen Stephens: Secretary of the PFNDF
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Detectives across England and Wales “in crisis” suggests Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum

Force-level reports issued on the state of detective policing in England and Wales “make for grim reading”, suggests the Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF). These reports follow on from the headline findings of last month’s Police Federation...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017