“Mental Health in the Security Industry” IFPO UK & Ireland’s Mike Hurst tackles topic in SJUK article

Mike Hurst, director for IFPO UK & Ireland, recently penned an article in Security Journal UK about what he describes as "a mental health issue in the security sector," which he suspects has been expanding in recent years.

In fact, ASIS goes so far as to call it a "crisis."

Hurst also mentions several potential causes for mental health challenges in security professionals, noting that the onset of COVID-19 was a catalyst for a spike in an already rising issue.

The encouraging news is that the issue has been recognized and steps are being taken to mitigate it, Hurst said.

"The International Foundation for Protection Offices (IFPO), where I work as the UK and Ireland Director, has launched a new program as part of its IFPO Learn elearning platform," Hurst writes. "Developed by Nuology, "Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing for Security Teams" is the first of as three-part program aimed at addressing these issues. This is a classic example of a problem, where the longer you leave it, the worse it will get. The sooner we get to grips and start to address the issues, the better."

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