Mental Health - Stress



Request detail: 

I would like to make a request to under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For each year since 2010:

- how many staff have taken sick leave due to work-related stress;

- what proportion of the entire workforce is that;

- how many working hours/days have been lost due to work-related stress?

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find the information attached. Please note that our system records the sickness category as “Mental Health – Stress” and does not specify “work related stress” as per the request. We have therefore provided the figures based on ‘Mental Health – Stress’. Additionally, our system does not record retained firefighter sickness as days/shifts lost therefore we do not hold this information. They have been included in the number of staff who have been off with Stress and also included in the proportion of the entire workforce but the final column only includes the days/shifts lost for Wholetime/Control/Non-Uniformed staff. For the years 2010-2013 there were no absences recorded in the sickness category “Mental Health – Stress”.

Information Released: 



Tuesday, 22 August, 2017


Wednesday, 13 September, 2017