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Trauma Resilience in UK Policing


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:

Working in isolation: advice on how to adjust smoothly to working more on your own or at home

Dealing with anxiety and uncertainty: understanding the natural and collective anxiety in response to a pandemic

Neurodiversity (unique challenges): raising awareness of uniques challenges  brought to Covid19 by ASDs, OCD, PTSD, Insomnia, Easting Disorders 

Help for people who are helping people: support for those who find themselves supporting others during Covid 19

Finding your feet: Four-step grounding technique for times of stress and discomfort to bring easy and steadiness

Making space in the brain: Four techniques to create mental space around difficulty- used to process trauma as part of the Trauma Impact Processing Techniques (TIPT) training from the RCT with Greater Manchester Police 2017-2019 and published in the Policing Journal: Theory, Principles and Practice with contribution from Dr Rick Hanson. 

As 2020 moved out of the first lockdown, we produced some more general resilience, The F Word (fear and threat perception in operational policing) and The C Word (compassion management in operational policing).

NEW for Lockdown#2 are two new infographics about what have learned the first time round in lockdown and how we can hardwire those 'lockdown life lessons' for resilience. One is lighthearted, the other more focussed for resilience. 

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 ; )