As @mentalhealthcop says… ” Who’s protecting the protectors?”
Originally posted on MentalHealthCop:
TRIGGER WARNING: this post discusses suicide and mental ill-health very specifically amongst police officers – those affected by these issues should carefully consider whether or not to read on. There is support available via the links and phone numbers at the bottom of this page, if needed.
Two separate news articles from opposite sides of our planet caught my attention this week: each of them referring to suicide and mental distress amongst police officers. In the state of Victoria in Australia, the Chief Commissioner has set up two separate, but clearly related, external inquiries into police deaths and depression. These reviews emerged after seven police officers in the last two and a half years took their own lives. Set against a workforce of over twelve and a half thousand, that number may not seem large but that department estimate that as many as thirty officers are currently at risk…
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Always nice to see a balanced weather prediction, as opposed to the ‘shock horror’ tactics of the emotive tabloid press…
Originally posted on Met Office News Blog:
A Tropical Storm called Bertha, which is currently in situated off the east coast of the US, could head towards Europe over the next week – so what’s the outlook?
Forecast tracks for Bertha, which was a hurricane but has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, suggest it will head north – staying offshore from the eastern coast of the US before turning to track east across the Atlantic.
While all forecast models suggest the storm will head in the general direction of UK and continental Europe, there remains a lot of uncertainty about exactly what it will do.
One certainty is that as the storm heads north away from the very warm seas which drive its power, it will lose strength and become what’s known as an…
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