Each year about 3500 officers receive treatment on a residential basis at The Police Treatment Centres. By prioritising applications on the basis of clinical need we seek to offer treatment at the optimum time in a patient’s recovery. Treatment is provided free-of-charge to officers who make a monthly donation to the charity. If you are not currently making a regular donation to the Police Treatment Centres and would like to do so please click here for more information.
The Psychological Wellbeing Programme is a two week structured programme designed specifically for Serving Officers. The Retired Officer Wellbeing Programme is a one week programme designed specifically for those who have retired from the Police Family and have a formal diagnosis of mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
The application forms for psychological support also includes two short questionnaires to help assess suitability for the psychological support programme.
Application forms for treatment can be found via the links on the left. Alternatively, forms are available from Occupational Health Units and Police Federation representatives.
Please ensure all parts have been completed and the relevant documentation attached (please see checklist if unsure). Often information is omitted from the form, such as a proper description of the condition requiring treatment, proof of donation and relevant signatures all of which will delay the application process. The more information available for the clinical triaging of the application, the easier the form is to process.
Following a number of matters arising in the past it has been necessary to introduce a process to assess, as well as support for, the attendance of patients ‘companions’. In such cases, please also complete and submit the Companions Applications Form. Only Available for Serving Officers.
Please note, demand
for the PWP at the PTCs continues to increase, and therefore, in order to manage
waiting times any applications received from Northern Forces of England (Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham & Northumbria) will be directed
to Castlebrae, Auchterarder, unless there is a compelling reason to attend St Andrews, Harrogate.
PWP is designed specifically for Serving Officers, and enabling them
to have coping strategies in their working life. Therefore, at this time,
applications will be prioritised for those in Service. Due to
the waiting times, anyone retiring within 6 months from the date of application
will not be eligible to apply for treatment, unless there is a compelling
reason to. Please see our Retired Officer Wellbeing Programme for those in retirement.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.