TRiM is a free reactive peer support service for general practice staff within Nottinghamshire exposed to psychologically traumatic events. Through peer delivered risk assessment, the service will deploy TRiM practitioners within 3-5 days of the traumatic event to provide support to individuals or teams.
They will support colleagues in managing their normal reactions to potentially distressing or traumatic situations and prevent the development of further difficulties.
Please note that TRiM is not primarily a mental health intervention, nor is it intended to meet the needs of someone in an acute mental health crisis.
To support practices will a reactive deployment of a qualified TRiM practitioner to support practice staff following an unplanned traumatic event
Identify those caught up in potentially psychologically traumatic events and reassure them that any reaction they do have is “a normal reaction to an abnormal event”.
Provide advice and support them through their psychological “recovery” and if necessary, signpost/refer to other services.
The service is delivered by colleagues who have undergone specialist training to allow them to understand the effects that traumatic events can have on individuals and teams.
For further information or to contact the TRiM team please email the Phoenix Programme.