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Supporting colleagues with a mental health diagnosis

You are likely to be providing the soft skills essential to support your team. However, it might be helpful to develop a process and recognise your own limitations as continuously supporting those who are struggling can at times become draining. It’s important you are looking after your mental health whilst in this supportive role.   How do you offer support? Arrange regular one to one’s – check on where how…

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Developing a culture to include Mental Health

Workplace Culture starts with leadership from the top, rippling down. It’s crucial for managers to incorporate an open approach when talking mental health. Suggestions for introducing within the workplace: Start to discuss mental health within team meetings. Include mental health within the organisation health and wellbeing policy Backing up with a message the ‘support will be offered rather than discrimination’ ‘Mental health will be treated as important as physical health’…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Today marks the first day of national ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. This year is focused on work-related stress. At SafeHaven CISM our focus is on helping employees and employers create a mentally healthy workforce, in which every single person feels safe, supported and valued. Throughout this week, we will be discussing a range of useful information, guidance, tips, and support on how a safe workplace can be achieved. Feeling overwhelmed…

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Effective Psychological Debriefing – let’s get honest (and controversial)

Let’s be honest – the world has changed; and so has the workplace. Workplace-mental-health are buzz words. This means a healthy shift has occurred, which places mental welfare on the map, in terms of organisational responsibilities. Along with that shift, there has been a natural upwelling of organisations that support businesses in meeting legislative and best practice guidelines for workplace mental health – and in the spirit of ethical transparency,…

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Getting help after trauma: a guide

In the UK we have recently experienced a series of large scale traumatic events, which have impacted the nation and left a vast number of people feeling shocked and traumatised. Understandably, this has raised many questions about how to best support people and help them recover. This article will provide a brief explanation of the normal human response to trauma, when and what type of help to seek and provides…

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Managing Workplace Trauma on That’s Manchester TV with Alistair Clarke

In November our Clinical Director, Charlotte Copeland, and Dr Liz Royle, from KRTS International, joined Alistair Clarke on That’s Manchester TV to discuss workplace trauma. Workplace trauma can range from instances of bullying or assault through to serious injury or loss of life, to large scale catastrophic events such as a major fire or terrorism. When trauma strikes organisations will have health and safety plans in place to manage their…

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What is Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)?

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a system of established procedures and protocols that enable an organisation to effectively manage the psychological impact of critical incidents when they occur. CISM is designed to stabilise a situation in the aftermath of a critical incident, mitigate the psychological impact on those directly and indirectly affected (such as witnesses or those who provide third-party support) and facilitate recovery. It is a comprehensive system…

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