During the Covid crisis our team has been busy providing support and training for NHS staff – virtual and in person.
Virtual training for the NHS
We’ve delivered virtual training in Stress, Trauma and Resilience to newly qualified nurses at the Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital Trust. Around 150 nurses and staff have attended the training sessions so far.
Face to face training – socially distanced
Doctors, nurses, managers and support staff attended a series of courses held at the Kent County Cricket Club at Canterbury. The team ran a series of Trauma Risk Management courses to improve support to NHS colleagues involved in traumatic situations.
They also delivered peer support training to a larger group of NHS staff. As a result, those staff can better provide awareness of how to talk to colleagues in distress and how best to support them.
Am now a TRiM practitioner thanks to fantastic training from @strngmind. Mark and Jim were brilliant! Really glad to see @EKHUFT putting resources into mental health and well-being of staff, fundamental to ensuring we deliver the best care for our patients.— Megan Bellringer ? (@MegBells_X) July 30, 2020
Training senior managers in the NHS
We also held awareness programmes for senior managers. These covered traumatic stress, moral injury and the need for psychologically informed management.
So all in all, around 110 people have better knowledge around mental health issues. We’re delighted with the fantastic feedback from staff working at the very coalface of this emergency.
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