Trauma Summit 2018

The Trauma Summit brings together specialists in psychological trauma from around the globe. If you are visiting, come and say hello as we have a stand at the conference. Our Managing Director, Charlotte Copeland, and Clinical Director , Dr Nikki Kiyimba, will be on-hand to ‘talk trauma’ and answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Enterprise Travel Risk 2018 – Beyond Duty of Care

Safehaven Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be attending Pear Insights, Enterprise Travel Risk 2018 – Beyond Duty of Care event at the Montcalm Hotel in Marble Arch London on Tuesday 05th June 2018. We have a stand in the main conference reception and our very own Charlotte Copeland will be presenting to the delegates at 14:35 – The Clock is Ticking. Reaching Your Travellers Quickly Following Psychological Trauma.

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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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Top Tips for Managing Fatigue

When an individual has experienced a traumatic event, or a critical incident (any event that causes unusually strong emotional reactions) the strong reactions they can induce have the potential to interfere with their ability to function and go about their daily life, in a ‘normal’ way. One of these abilities could be a severe increase in tiredness and fatigue. Most of the time fatigue is commonly related to stress, grief…

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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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BBC One: Doctor in the House

On Monday the 22nd May 2017, episode 2 of the new series of ‘Doctor in the House’ with Dr Rangan Chatterjee was aired. Our Clinical Director, Charlotte Copeland, was asked to provide support to Emma, who was one of the people in this episode. You can see Charlotte towards the end of the program providing some comments, with respect to the support we provided. We would like to thank Emma…

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