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Safety First – Psychological First Aid 

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach to help people in the immediate aftermath of a major incident. It is designed to foster adaptive functioning and coping and is…

Self-care

A change in my behaviour – avoiding reminders and people 

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When we experience something that is highly stressful or distressing, we don’t want to be reminded of it, often to the extent that we may avoid things that remind us…

Self-care

Unpleasant, intrusive memories or bad dreams 

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Memories of distressing experiences may come into your head in the days and weeks after the event. When you experience something under acute levels of stress your brain works a…

Supporting Colleagues

Feeling numb and detached 

1 min read

During times of high stress you might find yourself shut off from your emotions. This can be a good way to cope in the short term when you don’t have the psychological…

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Difficulty Concentrating or Making Decisions 

1 min read

When we experience challenging situations that are highly stressful, the survival parts of our brain come online. When these parts are in charge, the part of our brain that allows…

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Feelings of guilt or shame 

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In the course of your professional duties, you may be faced with difficult decisions that are not in keeping with your values or moral code. You may have to prevent families from visiting…

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Preventing moral Injury – advice for leaders

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This audio is from a full webinar which you can access here.

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