Former Police Officer Jonathan Wilson Talks Trauma, Mental Health and Self Care

Uncategorized Feb 06, 2021

Jonathan Wilson shares his lived experience story in the 2021 cohort of WOW Self Care School. He talks to bullying in the workplace, trauma, mental health and the need for embedding self care in daily life.

Jonathan has over 28 years’ experience working in the Metropolitan Police with much of that time in leadership roles. He was fortunate to attend leadership courses at the Police Staff College and with the military.

During his service Jonathan worked with communities, businesses, local authorities, across a number of government departments and internationally. He has considerable experience in prevention strategies, legislative changes, working with vulnerable groups and partnership work.

Jonathan recently retired and moved with his family to Cornwall to establish a family business running holiday cottages and to pursue the many outdoor activities he enjoys both on and off the water.

Over the past 28 years, he has witnessed a variety of leadership styles and has seen the organisational culture of the police change dramatically. He has a good understanding of how important a healthy positive culture is to the morale of employees.

He has challenged inconsistencies between leadership behaviour and policy when necessary.

Jonathan experienced being the target of bullying some years ago; a period of his life that impacted on him considerably. He now dedicates much of his time to challenging workplace bullying and creating positive workplace culture.

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