A conversation with Emma Burns
What would things look like on a good day?
May 16, 2021
Introduced by Carey Glass
Can you imagine the police saying: “We see you when things are really bad, what would things look like on a good day?” or getting this feedback “This is the first time I have ever felt you care.”
This is what is happening in parts of New Zealand through the work of Emma Burns. The demand from police constables to learn SF is there, as they attend suicidal incidents routinely.
It is nevertheless leading to interesting questions of self-definition for the Police. Is suicide prevention policing? Is their job to experience making a difference for a person? What happens if they don’t follow the “right” process and system?
In this interview, Emma talks to both the power of leadership and grass roots in ‘stop start’ organisational change.