Answering the call – national survey findings
Answering the call is the first national survey of the mental health and wellbeing of personnel in the police and emergency services. It was conducted between October 2017 and March 2018 and the results were released in November 2018.
worked together with police and emergency services agencies, peak bodies, unions and other key groups on this landmark, national survey to provide a detailed picture of the issues affecting the mental health and wellbeing of employees, former employees, and volunteers.
In total, 21,014 police and emergency services volunteers and current and former employees across a range of roles, ranks and locations participated in the survey.
The national survey findings reflect the collective voices of the 21,014 individuals who shared their information with us and made this evidence possible. The results reveal a workforce that is deeply impacted, both by the nature of the work that they do, and the pressures of the environments in which they work. These results compel action. They require a dedicated and collective effort to ensure that we strengthen our approach to protecting those who protect us – to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Download the Answering the call national survey reports:
Executive summary [download PDF)
Final report [download PDF)
Detailed report [download PDF)
Download the Answering the call national survey questionnaires:
Employee questionnaire (download PDF)
Volunteer questionnaire [download PDF]
Former employee questionnaire [download PDF]
The Beyond Blue Police and Emergency Services Program is managed by the Workplace and Workforce team at Beyond Blue. For further information please contact us.