Beyond Blue has released ground-breaking research into the mental health and well-being of police and emergency service personnel across 33 agencies in every state and territory. More than 21,000 police, fire, ambulance and SES employees, volunteers and retired and former personnel took part in the 25-minute Answering the call survey commissioned by Beyond Blue.
Among other data, results found that one in three police and emergency services employees experience high or very high psychological distress compared to one in eight Australian adults.
The Beyond Blue report is availible for download below. For more information visit the Beyond Blue website.
PANSW is committed to working with our members and agencies to drive better health, welfare and quality of life for those who protect our communities. To read about our priorities in the areas of Health and Wellbeing visit page 36 of our Back the Blue: Pre-Election Submission.