As a former police officer, I understand the challenges of police work and the impact that policing can have on a family. I know that it can feel impossible to seek help and I understand that transitioning from the police service on medical grounds or at retirement can be a disruptive and emotional time. - Mark Kelly
As a serving police officer you are exposed to regular traumatic incidents and other personal challenges throughout your career that can sometimes result in a range of life changing mental heath problems.
Leaving the police service at the completion of your service, medical retirement, resignation or even dismissal can have a serious impact on your mental health and your interpersonal relationships.
As the wife, husband, partner, mum, dad or child of a police officer it is natural that you will be concerned about the police officer in your life. Sometimes however, police work can take a serious toll on family relationships .
PTSD is a condition that can occur as a result of exposure to one or several life threatening events. As a police officer, knowing the warning signs and timely intervention is key to recovery.
Operational police work can lead to compassion fatigue and even burnout when left unchecked. It is important to be aware of the warning signs and get appropriate help.
Your service as a police officer can take it's toll on you and your family. Resilience strategies and tools can help you shape a long and fulfilling career with the police service.