TRiM is a proactive, post traumatic peer group delivered management strategy that aims to keep employees of organizations functioning after traumatic events,
It provides support and education to those who require it and toidentify those with difficulties that require more specialist input. Initially developed within the Royal Marines,
TRiM practitioners are usually embedded within units/organisations and after traumatic events they ensure that the psychological needs of personnel involved in the event are assessed and managed.
Practitioners are non-medical personnel in junior management positions who have been trained in the system. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it is well accepted by employees and achieves its aims of improving psychological wellbeing and the theory and practice of the system has been published in a peer reviewed occupational health journal.
TRiM is accepted to be good practice and experts in the field of traumatic stress have stated their supportive view in the scientific literature.
TRiM has also been used within some Army units, most notably the Grenadier Guards, and numerous other non military organisations including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the London Ambulance Service and a number of Police Forces
TRiM practitioner training aims to equip non medics to manage the psychological aftermath of a traumatic incident or series of incidents.
The PFOA now have a fully trained and deployable team of ten Trauma Risk Management Practitioners ( TRiM). The Team can be deployed at the request of any Force or Agency in Support of the Host Forces own TRiM Practitioners and the direction of the Force TRiM Manager .
The addition of these 10 TRiM practitioners allows the PFOA to further assist Police Authorised Firearms Officers should forces face a major incident in the future.
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