International Security Expo 28-29 September 2021

We’re delighted to be exhibiting at the International Security Expo at Olympia this year, and are very much looking forward to reuniting with as many of our security industry colleagues as possible in person, under one roof! Please do come and see us if you’re visiting – you can find us on Stand D92, just opposite the Government Zone. Register for your free place using the link below. Register here We…

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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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Workplace PTSD Awareness & Resilience training – Open course

Tuesday 9th February 2021 we are running an open ‘Workplace PTSD Awareness & Resilience’ training. This is a 1-day training course and will be an interactive online training. To book a place on the course, simply click here and complete the form. This course if for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge about the subject of Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder and psychological wellbeing and resilience in order to better support their…

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SEFF & VSS trauma support evening

On Friday 13th March we are please to support the SEFF and the VSS in their evening for people traumatised by terrorist activities. Our Managing Director, Charlotte Copeland, will be talking  trauma and recovery – and there to answer questions during the event.  

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Education without Borders: Incident Response

The day will ‘Deep Dive’ into the key phases of an incident overseas allowing you to understand exactly what would be required of you and your colleagues should you ever be found in this situation. The day will be full of guest speakers, Safehaven CISM will also have a stand set up and will be on hand to advise you on the impacts of trauma at such incidents.

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Trauma Summit 2018

The Trauma Summit brings together specialists in psychological trauma from around the globe. If you are visiting, come and say hello as we have a stand at the conference. Our Managing Director, Charlotte Copeland, and Clinical Director , Dr Nikki Kiyimba, will be on-hand to ‘talk trauma’ and answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Workplace stress

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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sleep tips

Top Tips for Managing Fatigue

When an individual has experienced a traumatic event, or a critical incident (any event that causes unusually strong emotional reactions) the strong reactions they can induce have the potential to interfere with their ability to function and go about their daily life, in a ‘normal’ way. One of these abilities could be a severe increase in tiredness and fatigue. Most of the time fatigue is commonly related to stress, grief…

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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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