Education without Borders: Incident Response

The day will ‘Deep Dive’ into the key phases of an incident overseas allowing you to understand exactly what would be required of you and your colleagues should you ever be found in this situation. The day will be full of guest speakers, Safehaven CISM will also have a stand set up and will be on hand to advise you on the impacts of trauma at such incidents.

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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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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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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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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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Talking Stress & Trauma on That’s Manchester TV with Alistair Clarke

Hear Charlotte Copeland talking stress and trauma on That’s Manchester TV: In March Charlotte was invited onto That’s Manchester to discuss stress and trauma with Alistair Clarke. With new research out all the time it is furthering our understanding of how stress and trauma affect us as people and also the different approaches to recovery available. Charlotte enjoyed discussing some of the more cutting edge approaches that are available as…

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Fully funded places on treatment programmes available for British Military Veterans with PTSD

Studies show that stress and trauma cause many physical changes throughout the body – not just mental. With this in mind, we believe that a combination of mental and physical therapies could be the best way to treat victims of traumatic stress. To test our hypothesis that combining physical and psychological therapy is the best way to combat traumatic stress, we are offering 6 British military veterans with post-traumatic stress…

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