Alongside a number of experts in trauma-informed practice, I supported a webinar for NHS professionals which explored ideas and solutions to responding to the psychosocial aftermath of the pandemic.

I’m always pleased to be able to contribute to events such as this, as it supports the direction of travel for the NHS in providing trauma-informed care and support; which ultimately will benefit the majority of help-seeking people.

The session explored some of the barriers to providing trauma-informed care and we were able to explore and address a number of these challenges during the presentations and discussion.

I provided an overview of the how the coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected the social and psychological wellbeing of the whole of society and the specific impacts on front-line NHS workers. I highlighted the risk of burnout and moral injury, and some of the interventions we need to put in place to ensure they are supported now and in the future.

My blog on Staying well in times of crisis looks further at why it is paramount that organisations and managers are supporting, valuing and caring for our front-line workers.

If you would like more information about the work I do to support care systems, governments, organisations and teams please do get in touch. The Our Services pages on my website also provide an overview.