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Mental Health of Security Personnel

Mental Health of Security Personnel

The mental health of security staff is an acute industry problem, particularly amongst frontline security officers -  and especially during the pandemic, with the additional pressures and stress that this has brought for personnel.

“With almost 40 per cent of those surveyed exhibiting symptoms of PTSD, it leaves a very clear message that the issue of mental health is not currently being taken seriously by security managers.”

Professor Mark Button, Professor of Criminology in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, 2019.

Security line managers often are unable to identify a team member who may be struggling with the impact of trauma, or not know how to raise and discuss the issue.