About the course
This one-day workshop has been designed for any staff working in mental health, who may have contact with individuals in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic incident.
The aim of the workshop is to provide attendees with the skills to respond to the short and long term psychological needs of individuals who have experienced traumatic events such as terrorist attacks, fires, transport incidents, assault etc.
The workshop will focus on how to support individuals who are distressed following a traumatic event, as well as how to support individuals who experience prolonged distress following a traumatic event. We will also provide information on the short-term and long-term effects of traumatic incidents, how to recognise symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and where to refer people for help. We will also spent time exploring ways that you can look after yourself when doing this work.
Through a combination of didactic teaching, case studies, videos, and group discussion attendees will have the opportunity to think about how they can apply what they’ve learnt to their own practice.
This course is aimed at clinical staff working in mental health. We also offer a one-day ‘Responding to trauma: for frontline services’ masterclass for first responders, social workers, and other non-MH staff.
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What you will learn from taking this course:
- Assess the short and long-term psychological impact of trauma on individuals
- Support people in the immediate aftermath of a trauma
- Support people experiencing prolonged symptoms of distress following a trauma
- Take care of themselves when working with people who have experienced trauma
Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, Psychotherapist, RMN, ST4-7 – psychiatry
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.