Machismo Culture of Police Work ‘Leading To Mental Problems’

Mental health problems among police officers are rife, with a ‘pressure-cooker’ workplace leaving many on the verge of breakdowns. Mental health problems among police officers are rife, with a ‘pressure-cooker’ workplace leaving many on the verge of breakdowns, a major new Midlands-based survey shows.

Research into difficulties facing some officers – which can lead to alcohol, relationship and absenteeism issues – has unearthed a ‘machismo culture’ which fosters ‘presenteeism’ – turning up no matter what – and an overwhelming sense of duty.

Read more in Birmingham Post.

Source: www.birminghampost.co.uk

Ed: cuts have consequences

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