Trauma risk management: what are the facilitators and barriers to the implementation of TRiM in a mental health service

White, Catherine Ann (2022). Trauma risk management: what are the facilitators and barriers to the implementation of TRiM in a mental health service. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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1.1 Background
Traumatic incidents for mental health staff are common and can be costly to the staff members' mental and physical wellbeing, and costly to the organisation due to sickness levels, employee turnover and the quality of care. Therefore, it is crucial to manage the potential impact of traumatic events on staff with the application of early post-trauma interventions (Richins et al., 2019). Trauma Risk Management (TRiM; Greenberg et al., 2011) is a new and innovative approach that has yet to be implemented for mental health staff.

1.2 Aim
The research project aimed to answer the following research questions: What are the critical incidents that impact the implementation of TRiM in mental health services. Critical incidents refer to what helps, what hinders and what may be helpful in future.

1.3 Method
Using Enhanced Critical Incident Technique (ECIT; Flanagan, 1954; Butterfield et al., 2009) twelve TRiM trained staff from a mental health service were interviewed. Analysis identify Critical Incidents (CI) and Wish List (WL) items that helped and hindered or could assist with implementing TRiM.

1.4 Results
Four key themes, the importance of ensuring resources and allocated time, promotion and normalisation of seeking support, the importance of good communication and leadership and shaping and developing TRiM to meet needs of the organisation emerged from within the data.

1.5 Conclusion
The four key themes offer practical methods e.g., allocated time, for services to successfully implement TRiM, and also contributes to the wider research literature on the implementation of TRiM.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology


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