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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04836: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 18 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to minimise the number of police officers and civilian staff experiencing mental ill-health.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 30 November 2016

The wellbeing of police officers and staff is a matter for Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority. Police Scotland are currently embarking on the delivery of its largest ever training programme for police officers and police staff which will be focused on how they can better assist members of the public, as well as colleagues and partners who may be suffering from mental ill health.