Police officer speaks out about mental health issues to help others



A South Tyneside police officer has spoken out about his battles with mental health to encourage other emergency services personnel to seek support.
Pc Karl Peterson was 40 when he joined Northumbria Police as a response office and was full of excitement about protecting people in the North East.
He was posted to Southern Area Command where he thrived alongside the rest of his shift but seven years into his service the constant strain of dealing with emergency blue light calls began to take its toll.
It wasn’t until he sought the help of Northumbria’s Occupational Health Unit (OHU) that he... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 39
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