Emergency among police - Officers seeking funding for mental health support


22nd March 2019
By Sahil Makkar
ABOUT 300 officers are leaving NSW Police every year, including in the Central West, due to psychological injuries.

But the police union believes the medical discharge of officers can be prevented if more funding is provided to officers' Workplace Improvement Program.

Police Association of NSW Orange branch chairman Adam Piffarelli said 22 officers were discharged last month due to psychological injury and 95 per cent of the discharges were due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. ABOUT 300 officers are leaving NSW Police every year, including in the Central West, due to psychological injuries. But the police union believes the medical discharge of officers can be prevented if more funding is provided to officers' Workplace Improvement Program. Police Association of NSW Orange branch chairman Adam Piffarelli said 22 officers were discharged last month due to psychological injury and 95 per cent of the discharges were due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Website: https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/5969233/emergency-among-police-officers-seeking-funding-for-mental-health-support/

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