New brochures to download

If you missed us at #ISE2021, here are two of our new brochures! Our new psychological wellbeing app Our company brochure Thank you to everyone who came to see us at #ISE2021. It was really lovely to meet so many new people, and to catch up with much-missed familiar faces. We had a very busy couple of days, and look forward to working with many more of you in supporting…

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Swift, simple, accessible trauma-responsive care

We have exciting news! After many months in development, we are proud to announce the launch of our unique new SafeHaven App at International Security Expo 28-29 September 2021! The SafeHaven App is a psychological first aid app that enables organisations to meet best practice guidelines and international standards for supporting personnel both pro-actively and in the aftermath of an incident.  You can download the full details here. Fully compatible across…

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ICISF World Congress 2021

SafeHaven CISM Team Director, Oliver Barbour, & our CISM Team Coordinator, Charlotte Copeland, were delighted to present on the SafeHaven CISM Response to the Recent Beirut Explosion at the ICISF Congress this year. The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)World Congress 16 ran from May 25-27, 2021. Ollie and Charlotte presented on strategic planning and major incident response, sharing their knowledge and experience of how to apply psychological crisis interventions…

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Once upon a time in Iraq

Our congratulations to KEO Films for their gripping documentary. SafeHaven provided training and a range of support services to the teams at KEO Films for the production of this incredible documentary series. The services were designed to enable KEO Films to effectively support contributor and crew psychological safety and wellbeing, whilst exploring such a challenging topic. The full series is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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SafeHaven CISM COVID19 Service Update

The current situation with COVID 19 is creating massive change for everyone.   To ensure we appropriately isolate, we have transferred our services on to our remote systems; allowing us to ensure the full range of support remains available.   Due to several requests, in addition to our usual psychological services, we have extended the range of tele-health support organisations have the option of offering personnel. Our treatment centre team…

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Supporting colleagues with a mental health diagnosis

You are likely to be providing the soft skills essential to support your team. However, it might be helpful to develop a process and recognise your own limitations as continuously supporting those who are struggling can at times become draining. It’s important you are looking after your mental health whilst in this supportive role.   How do you offer support? Arrange regular one to one’s – check on where how…

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Developing a culture to include Mental Health

Workplace Culture starts with leadership from the top, rippling down. It’s crucial for managers to incorporate an open approach when talking mental health. Suggestions for introducing within the workplace: Start to discuss mental health within team meetings. Include mental health within the organisation health and wellbeing policy Backing up with a message the ‘support will be offered rather than discrimination’ ‘Mental health will be treated as important as physical health’…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Today marks the first day of national ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. This year is focused on work-related stress. At SafeHaven CISM our focus is on helping employees and employers create a mentally healthy workforce, in which every single person feels safe, supported and valued. Throughout this week, we will be discussing a range of useful information, guidance, tips, and support on how a safe workplace can be achieved. Feeling overwhelmed…

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Effective Psychological Debriefing – let’s get honest (and controversial)

Let’s be honest – the world has changed; and so has the workplace. Workplace-mental-health are buzz words. This means a healthy shift has occurred, which places mental welfare on the map, in terms of organisational responsibilities. Along with that shift, there has been a natural upwelling of organisations that support businesses in meeting legislative and best practice guidelines for workplace mental health – and in the spirit of ethical transparency,…

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Getting help after trauma: a guide

In the UK we have recently experienced a series of large scale traumatic events, which have impacted the nation and left a vast number of people feeling shocked and traumatised. Understandably, this has raised many questions about how to best support people and help them recover. This article will provide a brief explanation of the normal human response to trauma, when and what type of help to seek and provides…

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