141110 Police PTSD Forum event invitation
Too often injured police in this State are treated as disposable items, to be removed from the police force with minimal cost and minimal fuss. This dismissive culture is most obvious when it comes to dealing with psychological injury.

The devastating impact this treatment has on injured police and their families, is a matter I have repeatedly raised in in Parliament.

Agenda for the forum

Agenda for the forum

The poor treatment of injured police whether through the aggressive dealings of insurers such as Metlife, or the cold wall of indifference from much of the police hierarchy, only aggravates many psychological injuries.

This can no longer be swept under the carpet. For this reason, on 2 December I will be hosting a parliamentary forum to highlight the need for comprehensive reform in how injured police are treated. Much of the focus will be on PTSD and its impact on police and family members.

WHEN: Tuesday 2 December 2014, 2.30pm-4.30pm.
WHERE: Theatrette, NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
WHO: Injured police, medical and legal experts.

To RSVP or find out more please contact: [email protected] or (02) 9230 3030.

We have ensured there is time at the end for questions and brief statements from the floor. As we anticipate many of those present will want to take this opportunity we are asking you to provide details of your question or statement in advance so we can allow as many people as possible to contribute.

The below template can be emailed to [email protected]

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