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The Wellbeing Show with Noel McDermott

I recently joined Noel McDermott on his Wellbeing Show to discuss the proposed Resilience Task Force and the call to Government about the need for a cross-sector, multi-agency response to the aftermath of the pandemic, which will ultimately see social and psychological consequences for front-line workers, support seeking people and society at large. [...]

2020-07-04T15:15:23+01:00July 3rd, 2020|Mental health|0 Comments

In conversation with Lisa Cherry – the Trauma Resonance Resilience webinar

I was really pleased to be invited to Lisa’s Trauma Resonance Resilience webinar, where we discussed ACEs, trauma and social change. Lisa is an expert in her field and being able to join her was a privilege. In the webinar, we covered some of the challenges of applying the bio-medical model [...]

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Trauma & Resilience

The topic of trauma-informed practice has never been more relevant. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown – and in its aftermath – we need to consider the role of childhood adversity and subsequent traumatising experiences in the lives of the people we are supporting. Social and psychological problems have been increasing [...]

Continuing the conversation about ACE enquiry

It’s been a month since the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) published an article that I co-wrote with Dr Peter Cairns - Addressing adverse childhood experiences: implications for professional practice. In the editorial we explored just some of the enablers and barriers related to implementing ACE enquiry in a UK primary care context. [...]

2020-05-15T17:40:35+01:00May 8th, 2020|ACE enquiry|0 Comments

ACE enquiry – What it is, what it isn’t and why it’s important.

The current coronavirus public health crisis is impacting everyone, in ways, only a few weeks ago few of us could have imagined. Tragically, for many children and vulnerable adults in particular, this summer may be the defining event in their lives; as they are trapped in adverse circumstances, unable to readily access the network [...]

Shake the Disease

We have all heard the phrase, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure!”. A phrase first offered as a warning about the risk of fires to the people of Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin – is often cheerfully offered in everyday conversations. However, when we look at population health, I wonder [...]

2020-04-10T10:57:13+01:00February 7th, 2018|Childhood adversity|0 Comments

Why are we waiting for them to fall apart

'Why are we waiting for them to fall apart?' - working towards a trauma-informed West Yorkshire and world Reflections on a well-attended multi-agency event to consider 'What would a Trauma-Informed Community look like?' Despite the brilliant blue of the Autumn sky and the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling college campus outside, I found myself [...]

2020-04-10T10:58:05+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Trauma-informed community|0 Comments

Early Intervention – from practice to policy

Between 2006 and 2012 I worked as Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the first episode psychosis (FEP) service in Lancashire. During my time there I led the design and implementation of the model of psychological care within the service. We applied to a national competition and our service was selected as one of two [...]

2020-04-10T10:54:56+01:00January 19th, 2018|Early intervention|0 Comments
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