International Disaster Expo 2018

We will be attending the International Security and Disaster Expo on the 28th and 29th November. Come and visit our stand and say hello. SafeHaven CISM team members will be manning the stand to talk all things trauma related: training, early mitigation, emergency response through to PTSD treatment options for recovery. Charlotte Copeland, our M.D., will also speaking in the International Crowd Safety Conference. Come say hello on our Stand…

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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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Emergency Services Show

We will be attending the Emergency Services Show at the NEC on the 19th and 20th Sept. Come and visit our stand and say hello. SafeHaven CISM team members will be manning the stand to talk all things trauma related: training, early mitigation, emergency response through to PTSD treatment options for recovery. Come and say hello – we will be on Stand C45.

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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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Workplace stress

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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sleep tips

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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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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3 Phases of Trauma Recovery

Anyone can be affected by traumatic circumstances when they occur. In fact statistically over 70% of us in the Western world will experience what it is like to be traumatised during our lifetime. The good thing, however, is that psychological trauma is something we can fully recover from with appropriate support. There are many different therapies that a person can choose from when looking for appropriate support; and research is…

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