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Leadership Espresso: Understanding Trauma in Healthcare – What leaders need to know about how to support their staff and themselves


About this session:

This 90-minute leadership espresso is for leaders in the NHS who would like to understand what trauma looks like and how it can impact your staff and yourself. The session will focus on:

  • An understanding of what trauma is, how it impacts people at an individual level and the systems or teams they work within.
  • Recognising when staff may be traumatised and helping staff to access the help and support they need
  • Understanding and using the 5-pillar framework as a tool to benefit the workforce and their wellbeing
  • Understanding trauma through the lens of inclusion and equality

You will be invited to share experiences and commit to an action to take back into your workplace to apply your learning in a tangible way.

Please be aware that this session will support you as a line manager to signpost staff to appropriate resources and services, this is not about training you to provide that support yourself.

The session will be virtually delivered on Microsoft Teams

Who the session is for:

This virtual event is for for Health and Wellbeing colleagues across the South East Region. This will include Guardians/Leads and Champions

Book your place:

Reserve a place via our RSVP booking system below. You will receive the Joining Instructions on how to attend 1 week prior to the event.

Although we will be able to see your name and email address upon submission, once extrapolated this data will be anonymised. We appreciate your support in providing this information, which will help us to ensure our leadership development interventions are widely accessible and inclusive.

If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please email¬†[email protected]

About the Facilitators:

Giles Allen developed an interest in trauma whilst working as an addiction psychiatrist in the Brighton Drug and Alcohol service for 10 years. Giles has also trained as a Jungian Analyst as well as an EMDR therapist, and continues to work in both the Public and Private Sector.

Mr Karol Kuczera works for NHS E/I in the South East region as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Staff experience & Wellbeing programme manager. By clinical background Karol is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner. He also trained in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience.  Karol is passionate about working with trauma and together with Giles Allen developed the Understanding Trauma in Healthcare programme which they are rolling out across the South East region.