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Freedom of Information

Published on 26 February 2020

Ref: FOI/20020

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 10th February 2020

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

The number of individual firefighters within your force to have reported mental health issues (including a breakdown where available of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and any other categories that the service breaks this down into)

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. West Midlands Fire Services does not record mental health issues.

Request

The number of individual firefighters within your force to have had one or more days sick leave as a result of mental health issues (including a breakdown where available of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and any other categories that the service breaks this down into)

The total number of days that firefighters have been absent because of sick days due to mental health issues (including a breakdown where available of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and any other categories that the service breaks this down into)

Reply

Please see attached.

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For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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