Paul Jenkins is the Chief Executive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Paul talks about the importance of switching off during this difficult time, and talks through some of his personal coping strategies during periods of stress and pressure. He offers some helpful, practical tips for everyone to consider.
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Emma Kennedy is Deputy Director, Educational Psychology Training and CAMHS ASC & LD Team Manager at the Tavistock Clinic. Emma talks about some of the challenges parents who are working remotely or outside the home may have when supporting their child with schoolwork. She highlights the benefits of prioritising contact with friends, and not feeling like you now have to be ‘teacher’ too. She talks about balancing up routine and predictability with being responsive to the moment; and most of all, […]
The Trauma Group website has a number of trauma-informed and evidence-based resources for staff and services. The COVID Trauma Response Working Group has been formed to help coordinate trauma-informed responses to the COVID outbreak. The working group is being coordinated by staff at University College London and the Traumatic Stress Clinic at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
We’ve created this page to give both and adult and care social care staff working across North Central and North East London a social care specific view of the resources, podcasts and long-reads available through the Together in Mind site. This is in response to what we are hearing from the workforce, and we will continue to add more as the situation and your needs change over time. Want to get involved? Get in touch via email@example.com to submit resources, podcasts or […]
We’ve created this page to give nurses working across North Central and North East London a nursing-specific view of the resources, podcasts and long-reads available through the Together in Mind site. This is in response to what we are hearing from the workforce, and we will continue to add more as the situation and your needs change over time. Want to get involved? Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org to submit blogs, podcasts or to make suggestions. Tavistock&Portman · Welcome to […]
Andrew Cooper is a Family Therapist and a Professor of Social Work at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Andrew talks about one of the most difficult things that any of us face in the current situation, the impact of living and working with death, a particular challenge with COVID-19 even for very experienced NHS and social care staff. He brings some thoughts together about what can make our contact with death in this context so hard, and has […]
Lorna Fortune is the Lead Psychologist for Psychiatric Liaison Services in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust. Here Lorna speaks about the value of Psychological First Aid (PFA) in this time of crisis, particularly for those of you working in acute settings providing physical care. A brief introduction to PFA is provided, the goal of which is to help stabilise and mitigate distress by supporting people in the midst of a crisis situation.
Dr Jo Stubley, Consultant Medical Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst and Lead Clinician for the Tavistock Trauma Service. Here Jo presents a brief introduction to trauma in relation to the current pandemic.