Biggest ever study of police, emergency worker mental health finds distress, suicidal thoughts crisis


29th November 2018
By Phil Hickey
A further three in four first responders who made a claim for psychological injury due to their work found the current workers’ compensation process to be "detrimental to their recovery."

The landmark research - carried out by the University of Western Australia - is believed the biggest study ever of police and emergency service workers in Australia and internationally with regards to mental health issues.

More than 21,000 cops and other emergency workers took part in the study. A further three in four first responders who made a claim for psychological injury due to their work found the current workers’ compensation process to be "detrimental to their recovery." The landmark research - carried out by the University of Western Australia - is believed the biggest study ever of police and emergency service workers in Australia and internationally with regards to mental health issues. More than 21,000 cops and other emergency workers took part in the study.

Website: https://www.smh.com.au/national/western-australia/biggest-ever-study-of-police-emergency-worker-mental-health-finds-distress-suicidal-thoughts-crisis-20181129-p50j2h.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed

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