Resource description:

Many organisations are keen to implement trauma-informed approaches internally to ensure that they care as much for their staff as they do for their service users. In practice, however, this can pose complex challenges.

KeepingWell NCL’s 75-minute recorded webinar and panel provides an essential introduction to Trauma Informed Practice ‘at Work’ in two ways:

  1. A succinct introduction to why trauma-informed approaches in the workplace are critical for staff wellbeing, retention, and high standards of patient care;
  2. A presentation from Camden and Islington MHFT Trauma-Informed Leads on their lived experience of implementing the model of trauma-informed organisational practice currently ‘at work’ in their organization.

This session is of particular interest to health and care leaders and has been recorded for interested staff to access within their own schedule.

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About the panel

Dr Jocelyn Blumberg is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who trained in South Africa. Since qualifying in 2000, she has worked mainly in the field of adult mental health and has specialised in working with people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD further to human rights. Jocelyn has worked at the Traumatic Stress Clinic at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation. Trust, a specialist service for the assessment and treatment of Complex PTSD since 2005. In this context, as well as in her private capacity, she trains professionals from a range of backgrounds including health care, social care, and law in trauma informed practice. She is currently on a secondment to Keeping Well NCL which is a staff mental health and wellbeing project that connects and supports the North Central London health and social care workforce during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Dr Philippa Greenfield is a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist. She has specialist interest in the experience of trauma and inequality in the development of mental disorder (in particular psychosis) and distress. She has developed expertise in working with domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and trauma informed approaches in health care. She is the named doctor for adult safeguarding and the trauma informed lead in Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. In her role as an executive member of the RCPsych Women & Mental Health Special Interest Group she supports national work on women’s mental health (in particular domestic abuse) and women’s careers.

Shirley McNicholas has 30 years’ experience of working in acute mental health services. She developed the Drayton Park Women’s Model in collaboration with women who use services 25 years ago. She continues to work part time as Clinical Lead for Drayton Park and Women’s Lead for Camden and Islington NHS trust. She is one of the Trauma informed Collaborative Leads in Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked as a trauma informed consultant for AVA for the last two years. Her commitment and expertise is in working with women who have been traumatised in society and in the mental health system.

Read time: 75 minutes
Link to resource:

Watch the Trauma-Informed Organisational Practice ‘at Work’: Webinar and Panel via Youtube

Topic: Coping with Trauma, Leadership, Staff wellbeing, and Training
Audience: Health and social care leaders, Health professionals, and Social care professionals
Who is this for: Organisation
Resource format: Webinar