The psychology department of the police medical unit assist police officers and their immediate families during psychological problems. The department aspires to make a significant contribution to police officers psychological wellbeing.
- The psychology department of the police medical unit was created to address the unique demands of working with police officers, as well as their families. We aim at providing psychological support enabling police officers to build strength resilience and a good mental health.
- Providing counselling support services and psychological advice to police officers on matters relating to personal and emotional problems.
- Providing psychotherapy to police officers and their families.
- Assessing therapeutic needs of police officers depending on the nature of the problem. In case required, Police officers are referred to health care professionals and stakeholders concerned.
- Formulating, implementing and monitoring psychological assessment programme and treatment services for police officers, trainee police officers and immediate relatives of police officers
- Conducting mass awareness sessions at workplace to sensitize police personnel on the importance of mental health and selfcare.
- Sensitization on mental health through numerous resources such as police bulletin article, leaflets, posters and sensitization videos.
POLICE MEDICAL UNIT
Police Medical Unit,
Line Barracks: 213-2220
Regimental Medical Unit: 606-7646
Metropolitan North and South, SSU, PHQ, Traffic Branch
Central, Southern, SMF, VIPSU, ERS
Police Training School, Beau-Bassin: 455-0031
Ex- Metro Sud, Prosecutors office, Line Barracks: 214-2685
Western, PTS Beau-Bassin, NCG, SOCO
Northern, Eastern, PTS Les Casernes, ADSU, CCID, PIO
The psychological services available to police officers and their family members are listed in the table below:
|Psychological services offered to victim
|Psychological services offered to family members
Personal and family issues
Supportive and directive counselling where applicable for:
Ø Burnout – A syndrome characterised by emotional and physical depletion;
Ø Negative self-esteem;
Ø Negative attitudes towards people, life and work;
Ø Physical and psychosomatic disorders such as coronary heart diseases, ulcers, and hypertension;
Ø Personal difficulties including alcohol abuse, family problems, divorce, suicide;
Referral to Medical Practitioners (mainly for psychiatric treatment as and when required)
Family and child therapy
Family and community based
|Attempt at suicide
|Trauma (accidents/disasters; etc)
Survivors of trauma-related cases are often given:
Trauma-focused CBT and relaxation training