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Reference: 

Mental Health

Request detail: 

Could you please treat my request for the information below as a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please could you provide the following information:

For the full calendar years of 2019, 2018 and 2017, I am requesting data that shows…

The number of individual firefighters within your force to have reported mental health issues (including a breakdown where available of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and any other categories that the service breaks this down into)
The number of individual firefighters within your force to have had one or more days sick leave as a result of mental health issues (including a breakdown where available of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and any other categories that the service breaks this down into)
The total number of days that firefighters have been absent because of sick days due to mental health issues (including a breakdown where available of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and any other categories that the service breaks this down into)

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service only report on Wholetime firefighter sickness.

Please find responses below

For the full calendar years of 2019, 2018 and 2017, I am requesting data that shows…

  • The number of individual firefighters within your force to have reported mental health issues (including a breakdown where available of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and any other categories that the service breaks this down into)

Not recorded

  • The number of individual firefighters within your force to have had one or more days sick leave as a result of mental health issues (including a breakdown where available of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and any other categories that the service breaks this down into)

2017 -   Stress = 3                             2018 -   Stress = 5                                             2019 -   Stress = 10

              Anxiety = 1                                          Other = 2                                                          Depression = 1

                                                                                                                                                     Other = 3

  • The total number of days that firefighters have been absent because of sick days due to mental health issues (including a breakdown where available of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and any other categories that the service breaks this down into)

2017 -   Stress = 105                        2018 -   Stress = 183                                        2019 -   Stress = 372

               Anxiety = 6                                        Other = 74                                                         Depression = 28

                                                                                                                                                                      Other = 41

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Monday, 10 February, 2020

Responded: 

Thursday, 5 March, 2020

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