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Added on the 26th October 2016

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Our next StRaW (Sustaining Resilience at Work) All Comers course will take place in London on 24 and 25 November. If you’re looking to boost mental health resilience and support provision in the workplace, this is the training for you. The training covers a wealth of useful information and provides numerous ‘takeaway’ techniques and actions, including: how to spot signs of distress, conducting a StRaW risk assessment, problem solving skills, techniques to bolster resilience and reduce the impact of pressure. It’s suitable for all roles and levels within an organisation, while those with line management responsibility may find it particularly useful.

Click here for more information and booking. PLEASE NOTE – LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING! If you’d rather we came to you to run a course, please contact us at for options and availability.

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Our next TRiM all comers dates will take place in London in the New Year:

30-31 January 2017: TRiM Practitioner training

1-2 February 2017: TRiM Manager training

Please click here for more information and booking details .

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‘Breaking Bad News’ Workshop

It’s not something any of us would choose to do but, all too often, people around the world find themselves having to deliver terrible news to a colleague’s family or friends. If it is possible that you may be in that position one day and you’d like to be prepared, then join us in London on Friday, 3 February 2017, when Professor Neil Greenberg will deliver a ‘Breaking Bad News’ workshop.

More details and bookings are available here.

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‘Dealing with Stress and Trauma at Work: Evidence and Experience’ – our first conference!

We are delighted to announce we are holding our first conference on 15 March 2017. The conference - ‘Dealing with Stress and Trauma at Work: Evidence and Experience’ - will focus on the impact of, and how to manage, both traumatic and occupational mental health. It will include sessions on stress at work, dealing with trauma, and mental health treatments. There will be a number of expert speakers including our own Professor Neil Greenberg, as well as representatives from a number of organisations talking about their experiences.

More details, including booking information, will follow soon!

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Uganda TRiM training

Our Ops team have recently returned from another successful trip to Uganda, where a TRiM programme for the Ugandan People’s Defence Force (UPDF) continues to run successfully. More than 400 personnel have now been trained at Practitioner, Manager or Instructor level since the programme began in 2014.

March on Stress Operations Director, Gavin Rogers, said: “We’re really pleased and proud to continue our work with the UPDF, whose personnel have been a pleasure to work with. The TRiM programme and support it is providing is really positive and has been extremely well received by all involved.”

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Leadership and mental health

Professor Neil Greenberg features in an informative new video from Maudsley Learning focusing on the importance of leadership in the workplace for good mental health.

Recent research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) showed that almost a third (31 percent) of over 2,000 employees surveyed said they have experienced a mental health problem at some point during their working life, compared with a quarter (26 percent) in 2011 – highlighting further the importance of mental health support including good leadership in the workplace.

Professor Greenberg said: “Lots of research has been done which shows the approach of line managers can make a huge difference to their team members’ mental health.”

Read more and watch the video here.


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New mental health guidance for seafarers

Professor Neil Greenberg has used his expertise in collaboration with charity Human Rights at Sea and the Nautical Institute to write new guidance on supporting the mental health of seafarers.

The guidance was launched in September at the inaugural Maritime Human Rights Conference, organised by the Human Rights at Sea team. The event helped to shine a spotlight on the importance of support for seafarers working in often difficult environments. The guidance provides an excellent opportunity for those in the maritime industry to review and update their support to seafarers, based on expert and evidence-based advice. Read more here.

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Latest PTSD study – results released

The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) 2014 has recently been released - with results showing that help seeking for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appears to be up on the previous 2007 survey.

Professor Neil Greenberg said: “This is the best national research into PTSD in England – with the last survey completed in 2007. Overall patterns remain the same as the previous 2007 study however help seeking appears up – only one third were getting any professional help in 2007; now it’s about half.”

Read more here.

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UKPTS Annual Regional Conference

The next UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) annual regional conference takes place in Cardiff in December. In case you’re unfamiliar with the work of the UKPTS, it provides a number of useful learning and CPD opportunities, guidance and information relating to anyone working in or with an interest in trauma.

Find out more, and book your place at the conference, via their website

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