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FOI / 3709 / 2018 - Mental health

Initial Request:

1) Please reveal the total number of days that staff (firefighters and civilian employees) were absent due to a mental health related illness (e.g. psychological disorders including anxiety, stress, depression) during the 2009/10 financial year. Please also give the total number of staff for the same year.

2) Please reveal the total number of days that staff (firefighters and civilian employees) were absent due to a mental health related illness (e.g. psychological disorders including anxiety, stress, depression) during the 2010/11 financial year. Please also give the total number of staff for the same year.

3) Please reveal the total number of days that staff (firefighters and civilian employees) were absent due to a mental health related illness (e.g. psychological disorders including anxiety, stress, depression) during the 2016/17 financial year. Please also give the total number of staff for the same year.

Final response:

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find our response to your request below.

1) 2009/10 ? No data readily available.

2) 2010/11 ? 590 days lost with a headcount at 31/03/2011 of 1800.

3) 2016/17 ? 5217 days lost with a headcount at 31/03/2017 of 1415.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is http://www.transparency.essex-fire.gov.uk/ All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

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