All at March on Stress would like to say a big thank you to everyone in key worker roles across the UK and the world for everything you are doing during this difficult time.
We also wanted to let you know that we are still here to support you and your people – whether your need is related to this crisis or not. Our services, from training to peer and clinical support continue – albeit we have made some necessary changes.
The biggest of these changes is that we are now delivering remote training courses (via live training software) for small group numbers – training full TRiM and StRaW® courses, refresher days and shorter workshops too. While remote training is by no means preferable to face-to-face delivery, we are pleased to support organisations with this option as a short term measure – although, recognising the essential nature of mental health training and support at this time, we continue to offer a face-to-face option to key workers.
As the current situation with COVID-19 has unfolded over the past weeks, we have responded to calls for help from many different organisations, in both the public and private sector while, and further developed our service offering to meet needs that are immediate, as well as those that also meet organisations’ medium and longer term aims for mental health training and support.
We are now working with a large number of NHS Trusts, police and fire services, as well as commercial organisations, whose people are dealing with COVID-19 on the frontline. We have developed a phased training package that includes bite-sized workshops and half-day sessions, based on our evidence-based REACTMH® intervention, and then dovetailing into full peer support training. We have developed these new services by listening to our essential key worker clients and colleagues and working with them to meet their needs.
All of our services – both established and new – still utilise the latest evidence and research, as well as the experience, of Professor Neil Greenberg who, once again, is at the forefront in terms of national mental health strategy – he is part of the #OurNHSPeople Wellbeing Team and has been involved with the team working to support the staff at NHS Nightingale in London and elsewhere.
Many of our new, shorter workshops developed in response to this crisis, but useful and effective beyond, use Neil’s ongoing work as a foundation (See the video by clicking here) and are focusing on training delegates about how to have ‘psychologically savvy’ conversations. These workshops are a really important tool for supervisors in many workplaces and particularly in frontline health care settings.
If you would like more information about the phased training approach we have developed for organisations whose people are directly involved in dealing with COVID-19 in whatever respect, then please contact us. Similarly, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a mental health support need that is outside of the current crisis – our menu of service options is all still available, including clinical support.
Finally, here is some recent feedback from our newly established remote live training courses – they may not be our ideal way of delivering training but so far so good…
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Keywords : PTSD Advisory Service, Straw (Sustaining Resilience at Work), TRiM Training, Diagnosing and helping those with PTSD
Description : March on Stress provide courses for TRiM and PTSD prevention