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Knowing who to trust and where to turn during times of trauma and stress can seem overwhelming. We hope these professional resources we’ve compiled will offer appropriate guidance whenever you need it. From helpful links to insightful documents, this collection offers support for all situations. If you’re looking for more personalised support, please reach out to our team.
If you are a manager having to make members of your team redundant, it is important to be aware of the multiple challenges you may be facing and to look after yourself. Enforced change means that many of the things you are facing will be beyond your control. However, there will be some aspects that you can influence. These are things you can do in order to aim for a ‘good enough’ ending with staff who will be leaving, and an optimally smooth transition for those who will remain within your team.
Have you been informed your role is to be made redundant, or are you aware that your organisation is restructuring and that jobs are likely to be lost as a result? Perhaps voluntary redundancy has been offered to you as an option? If any of these issues are present in your working life right now, you are likely to be experiencing a range of emotions, alongside having practical concerns about the future.
It can be hard to know how to talk to someone who has been bereaved, we often worry about ‘saying the wrong thing’ or upsetting that person by reminding them of their loss. If someone close to you has been bereaved or affected by suicide this fact sheet provides relevant information, and also details of where those bereaved or affected by suicide can access further support.
Over the last 12 years I have seen an increase in the demand for trauma therapy. It is essential organisations have a thorough and well-rehearsed critical incident plan, which needs to incorporate a ‘Trauma Management Programme’ (Dunkley, 2018). In this information sheet I explain what a trauma management programme should include and provide advice on how to set one up.
Dealing with a traumatic event can be very difficult, as these events can often overwhelm us, and reduce our ability to cope with the stress they cause. Added to this is the longevity of the traumatic responses that, in some cases, can be felt for months, or even years, after the event. If you feel traumatised, this information sheet provides 10 tips for supporting yourself after a traumatic event.
Burnout is one of those road hazards in life that high-achievers really should be keeping a close eye out for, but sadly – often because of their “I can do everything” personalities – they rarely see it coming. Because high-achievers are often so passionate about what they do, they tend to ignore the fact that they’re working exceptionally long hours and taking on exceedingly heavy workloads.
Fiona is very proud to have had an article published in the BACP Workplace Magazine about the RESPECT model. Relentless exposure to our clients’ traumatic material is a risk to our health so in this article Fiona outlines a resilience toolkit for those carers most at risk of vicarious trauma. This article appeared in the July 2018 issue of BACP Workplace, which is published by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. 2018©
Fiona is very proud to have had an article published in The Psychologist Magazine where she discusses her book Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Roadmap of Trauma and Critical Incident Care and why she become a specialist trauma counsellor. This article appeared in the February 2019 issue of The Physiologist Magazine©
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