A Memoir – Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces

Author: John Sutherland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474606075

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A Sunday Times top-five bestseller 'This is a remarkable book . . . profound and deeply moving . . . It has as much to tell us about mental illness as it does about policing' Alastair Stewart John Sutherland joined the Met in 1992, having dreamed of being a police officer since his teens. Rising quickly through the ranks, he experienced all that is extraordinary about a life in blue: saving lives, finding the lost, comforting the broken and helping to take dangerous people off the streets. But for every case with a happy ending, there were others that ended in desperate sadness, and in 2013 John suffered a major breakdown. Blue is his memoir of crime and calamity, of adventure and achievement, of friendship and failure, of serious illness and slow recovery. With searing honesty, it offers an immensely moving and personal insight into what it is to be a police officer in Britain today.

The Resilience Toolkit

Powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services

Author: Jonathan Rees

Publisher: SRA Books

ISBN: 1912300192

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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Today’s workplace is fast paced, highly complex, and sometimes even life-threatening. Yet it is possible to thrive in the ‘pressure-cooker’ of modern work life. We all have the right to enjoy rather than just endure work. In the unpredictability of even the most challenging environments, the route to success and fulfilment at work is to build our resilience. This groundbreaking book provides a highly effective toolkit that will empower you to survive, thrive and flourish in the dynamic and fast-changing context of blue-light services. Discover how to: • Be ready for the unexpected, feel calm and confident under pressure and avoid burnout • Reduce stress and anxiety by understanding the essential components of a resilient work life • Evaluate your own resilience factor with the Workplace Resilience Instrument “Jonathan Rees shows us through bright examples and actionable exercises that we, too, can thrive under pressure. Our own resilient behaviors can be modeled to match the situations we face. Although reading about what makes people resilient can be insightful, Jonathan’s battery of self-assessment tools provides the reader with specific feedback to be more effective and view adverse situations as opportunities more so than danger.” Dr. Larry Mallak, Western Michigan University, Author of 'The Workplace Resilience Instrument (WRI)' This book represents the next stage of Jonathan’s work and provides any senior leader in the public sector with an opportunity to learn and refresh the practical skills that will help them in these challenging roles. Whether you are a senior leader in policing, the NHS or elsewhere in the public sector I would recommend that you read this book and adopt its principles. I promise that it will help you to survive and thrive in the pressure cooker. Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie, Vice president, Police Superintendents’ Association.

Mixed memoirs

Author: Gertrude Caton-Thompson

Publisher: Erskine Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

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