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What next – Post traumatic growth?

Towards the end of last week, we mentioned the concept of Post-traumatic Growth (PTG). This theory suggests that people can experience positive personal growth following adversity and psychological challenges. Psychologist …

Psychological first aid in organisations

Dr. Stubley outlined psychological first aid for organisations, considered how we can target those needing support, and explored the possible impact of redeployment and role changes. Psychological first aid involves …

Welcome and introduction

Maudsley Learning at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust are both leading centres of mental health expertise, research and education. …

Seeking additional support

As you are aware, we’ve covered some emotive and difficult content in this course. We’ve been encouraging you to ‘check in’ with yourselves and be aware of how these may …

Seeking additional support

As you are aware, we’ve covered some emotive and difficult content in this course. We’ve been encouraging you to ‘check in’ with yourselves and be aware of how these may …

Seeking additional support

As you are aware, we’ve covered some emotive and difficult content in this course. We’ve been encouraging you to ‘check in’ with yourselves and be aware of how these may …

Coping as a workplace or business during COVID-19

Chris highlighted the importance of trying to understand the needs of a workforce, consider a strategic and proportionate approach, and deliver this with clear communication and internal engagement. These principles …

Coping as a health service during COVID-19

Mary covered many key considerations in how health services, and other systems, can meet the psychological needs from COVID-19. We have discussed some of these throughout the course, such as …

Coping as a workplace team during COVID-19

Robyn helpfully breaks down how workplace teams can be supported into three key principles, with practical examples. Noticing – developing an awareness that teams are adjusting to many things, including …

Coping as a vulnerable group during COVID-19

We established in Week 1 that certain groups of people may face additional disadvantage and psychological impact during COVID-19, such as people over 70, or ‘older adults’. Susan shared with …

Coping as a family during COVID-19

We can see that Kevin is still facing some of the challenges we covered in Week 1. However, there are positive steps emerging in how he interacts with his family …

Social identities and coping during COVID-19

Professor Hatch recaps some of the challenges faced by members of black and ethnic minority communities during COVID-19. The key point is that this pandemic is exacerbating the challenges people …

Coping as a key worker during COVID-19

Let’s think about Carol’s dilemma, and what key workers such as her can try to keep in mind in the coming weeks. Sadly, we can see that Carol has fallen …