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Trauma Resilience in UK Policing


Covid19 brings unprecedented challenges to policing, as it does to other emergency responders, key workers and their famililes across the UK. Sponsored by Police Care UK, this project aims to help officers, staff and those in leadership to find resilience, to help them manage current challenges and to equip them for the future. Click on the links to find out more.

Easy read infographics for Covid19

Listening to the experiences of officers and decision-makers through our research, we produce resilience infographics; simple accessible material for guidance and awareness-raising on issues relating specifcially to Covid19. These are shared on social media with the aim to reach as many people as possible to support police wellbeing at work as practically as possible. Many are transferable across other emergency response and key worker roles. Infographics include: dealing with anxiety and uncertainty, working in isolation, unique challenges and neurodiversity, creating mental space around adversity, help for those supporting others through Covid 19 and grounding techniques. 

Animating trauma resilience

We have also produced an animation to introduce the idea of managing trauma exposure and building resilience in policing, particularly those new to wellbeing or the policing role. The animation is a good introduction to resilience techniques that officers can use on-the-spot at work. If you would like to access this animation, contact

In conversation...

Talking about resilience during Covid19 can be the most powerful way of supporting those who are experiencing this new and unchartered territory of working in a pandemic.

Working with the Police Federation of England & Wales (PFEW) Dr Jess Miller speaks with Che Donald (Vice Chair and Wellbeing Lead) tackling the immediate issues coming forward from serving officers on the ground in an interview which addresses: dealing with multiple sudden deaths, managing home and work boundaries and contamination risk, and handling anxiety on the job. To find out more and watch the interview, click here.

In a unique and exclusive interview with leading neuropsychologist Dr Rick Hanson, Jess Miller discusses the very latest advice on how to steer the policing brain for optimum resilience on the front line, and how leaders can build resilience through and from the Covid19 experience. The 30 minute discussion will inform new, accessible online guidance for officers and Chiefs on how to embed resilience in daily life and policing culture for a new Post-Covid19 world. 

For more information on Covid19 trauma resilience materials contact and follow @millerjessicak and #policingbrain and #Covid19TIPT or visit

Latest news

New Police Traumatic Events Checklist now published!

21 April 2021

Police Care UK and the PFEW have worked with the University of Cambridge to produce the first UK Police Traumatic Events Checklist (PTEC) designed to represent the most frequently reported "worst jobs" which officers and staff experience in the service. The tool is being congitively tested in 2021 to demonstrate its value...

Dr Jess Miller with Prof Neil Greenberg in discussion on the latest on trauma

12 March 2021

In March, Jess was lucky enough to spend some quality time with one of her trauma resilience guru's, Prof Neil Greenberg, catching up with the latest research on all things TRiM, TIPT, reseilience and peer support. The best take home message is that resilience is about knowing when to ask for help and that, as with so many...

Jess in reindeer ears says Merry Christmas with Mind

20 December 2020

For everyone who has supported the work of the Trauma Resilience in UK Policing project with Police Care UK, this is for you too, courtesy of Mind. A lovely 6 minutes of positivity (click here to hear it from me to you at 5m33 secs ; )