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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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