Nurses, doctors and all our University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS staff have been pushed to the limit over and over again during the Covid-19 pandemic which can leave a long term impact on their mental health.

Your support has funded Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) training for 4 TRiM managers and 16 practitioners, enabling them to help and support our UHCW NHS teams. Now thanks to NHS Charities Together, more training is being funded.

(Trauma Risk Management) is an evidence-based intervention that is used widely in the blue-light services to help staff to deal with traumatic incidents that they may come into contact with whilst doing their job.  The approach enables colleagues and peers to be trained in trauma and how to respond to it so that they can support each other.

“This training reduces the long term impact of traumatic incidents on staff, which is not only good for them but also important for patients as we can keep staff healthy and at work which helps us to continue to deliver quality, timely care to patients…

We are extremely grateful to UHCW Charity for their support in helping us to deliver this initiative which is already being used to support many staff across the Trust with staff giving positive feedback on the process”Dr Wendy Hartridge, Clinical Psychologist

With the mental health and wellbeing of our staff already affected by the first wave of Covid-19 and the subsequent waves continuing to take their toll, initiatives such as TRiM training are vital. Your on-going support means that we can continue to fund initiatives to support staff so they can carry on doing their vital work – caring for those you love, their patients.

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