We are here to support police officers planning to retire from service, or those who have already retired from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), or the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (RUC GC). We will offer support to partners and immediate family members of eligible clients, in specific circumstances. PRRT also supports current and former Prison Officers who are eligible for our service provision. In addition, we extend our service provision to other departments within the Department of Justice.
Each service has a slightly different eligibility criteria, so visit the webpage of the service you are interested in to check your eligibility.
Our services are also open on a self-funding basis to the following groups:
- Police staff
- Immediate family members of serving or retired police officers
- Part Time Reserve officers
- Serving or retired officers who do not meet the eligibility criteria.
PRRT have been offering Psychological Treatments and Physiotherapy healthcare services to the Northern Ireland Prison Service since 2017. The service provision for current staff also includes resilience training for both new and existing personnel.
On the 1st February 2022, PRRT’s service provision was widened to support Former Prison Officers with their health and wellbeing. They can avail of the Psychological Therapy and Physiotherapy services as well as Coaching and Development. All three services are available to those former officers who meet the eligible criteria.
Dr Norry McBride, CEO at The Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust, stated, “We welcome the new Budget allocation from the Department of Justice to support former Prison Officers’ health and well-being. PRRT has been working with the Northern Ireland Prison Service for a number of years in providing services for current staff. We are looking forward to expanding our capacity to provide our professional services to those who have retired or left NIPS.”