In February 2019, The Police Foundation published its research report on police workforce wellbeing and organisational development.

They found “…that despite pressures on public sector workers such as austerity and high workloads, there was evidence that wellbeing could be significantly improved if employees had a direct say on the changes made within their organisation and how these are managed.”

Whilst it is important to help individuals to build their resilience and deal with trauma effectively, we still need to recognise that much of what causes stress in employees is caused by organisations and their management approach, rather than the policing job itself. If we take an organisational approach to wellbeing, we can deliver organisational cultures which foster and facilitate wellbeing more effectively.

Download the report