2508, 2020

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Trauma and Resilience for Schools Post Pandemic

By |August 25th, 2020|ACE enquiry, Childhood adversity, Mental health|

The online seminars I ran earlier this month on Childhood Adversity, Trauma and Resilience were oversubscribed and as a result I had a lot of requests to repeat these events. I have specifically been asked to put on similar introductory seminars with a focus on schools. So, I am hosting two virtual seminars on the subject of Adverse Childhood Experiences [...]

2208, 2020

Association of Child Protection Professionals’ Podcast with Tammy Banks

By |August 22nd, 2020|Child protection, Routine Enquiry|

The Association of Child Protection Professionals (AoCPP) regularly produces a podcast to share information on child protection and safeguarding topics. I joined Tammy Banks, AoCPP Interim Consultant Director, for a special episode on trauma, adversity and resilience in the context of a public health crisis. The conversation with Tammy was fantastic, and we covered a range of topics over [...]

2707, 2020

Routine Enquiry, the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and Mental Health Services

By |July 27th, 2020|CPA, Routine Enquiry|

Guest blog by Charlie Brooker, Honorary Professor, Centre for Sociology and Criminology, Royal Holloway, University of London The CPA has been a requirement for nearly 30 years and aimed to ensure that people with a serious mental health problem received a care plan/package. In 2008 it was amended such that it became national Department of Health policy, that, once [...]

407, 2020

Responding to the psychosocial aftermath of the pandemic

By |July 4th, 2020|Mental health, Resilience Task Force|

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 [...]

307, 2020

The Wellbeing Show with Noel McDermott

By |July 3rd, 2020|Mental health|

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. It was great to discuss [...]

107, 2020

In conversation with Lisa Cherry – the Trauma Resonance Resilience webinar

By |July 1st, 2020|ACE enquiry, Trauma-informed community|

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 to trauma, the purpose of [...]

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