2 September 2021
Members are being reminded that The Police Treatment Centres (PTC) have launched an amnesty which means that serving and retired Derbyshire officers are eligible to receive treatment immediately after they start subscribing.
For a limited time only, throughout September and October, officers can donate to the charity and access treatment without having to wait the usual 12 months to qualify.
The amnesty also applies to PCSOs, Special Constables, as well as detention and custody officers.
Speaking about the amnesty, chair of Derbyshire Police Federation Tony Wetton said: “There’s no denying it’s been an extremely challenging year-and-a-half for all members. Now is the time that we all need to be looking after our physical and mental health, so I’m encouraging all members to make the most of this amnesty, sign up to the PTCs and get the treatment they need.
“This opportunity is only available for two months, so I’d advise all members to act fast and make the most of it.”
The PTC is a registered charity, which offers treatment to both serving and retired police officers following an illness or injury. There are two centres, one in Harrogate, Yorkshire, and the other in Auchterarder, Perthshire. A remote physiotherapy service is also offered.
Over the next two months, the PTC team will be hosting virtual information sessions on Teams, to help officers gain a better understanding of the support available.
These will be held on:
7 September, 10am: Tour of Castlebrae, Auchterarder
8 September, 10am: Tour of St Andrews, Harrogate
15 September, 10am: Physiotherapy information session
16 September, 10am: Psychological wellbeing information session
29 September, 10am: Amnesty update and Q & A session
6 October, 10am: Tour of Castlebrae, Auchterarder
7 October, 10am: Tour of St Andrews, Harrogate
13 October, 10am: Physiotherapy information session
14 October, 10am: Psychological wellbeing information session
26 October, 10am: Amnesty update and Q & A session.
To book onto one of the sessions email firstname.lastname@example.org