Identifying wellbeing challenges and solutions in the police service using the World Café method
AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
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AbstractPolice work presents risks to mental and physical health for officers and civilian staff. We report a project that involved police employees in identifying wellbeing challenges and potential solutions. We facilitated ‘World Café’ events in which approximately 180 officers and civilian staff participated. Qualitative data were collected and thematically analysed drawing upon the Job Demands-Resources model. We identified themes relating to workload, management practices, occupational health processes, and continuing mental health stigma. Our analyses suggest an environment in which resources are insufficient to meet demands. The resulting pressures may contribute to management behaviours that can impair subordinate wellbeing.
CitationClements AJ, Sharples A, Kinman G (2020) 'Identifying wellbeing challenges and solutions in the police service using the World Café method', Police Journal, (), pp.-.
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