Media news and views
September has been a busy month for us raising the profile around supporting people after a crisis or traumatic event. We’ve always believed that education is important and that all organisations need to know:
- How to prepare and build psychological resilience
- Consistent, effective post-incident procedures
- What’s helpful in response and recovery phases
- What to avoid – there are so many misconceptions and myths out there!
This month, we’ve been privileged to work with some influential platforms that share this view.
In Continuity, Insurance and Risk magazine, Dr Liz Royle is interviewed by the Editor Deborah Ritchie. In “Soft Stuff, Hard Truths” she talks about helping organisations to prepare for, and respond to, the psychological impact of trauma and crisis, and the new ISO 22301 “Managing the people aspects of business continuity”.
The Editor reflects on the fact that it “is a wonder such issues are so often referred to as ‘soft’ when it appears to be so hard for organisations to address them.”
Along with this double-page feature, the magazine reviewed our latest book:
“The second edition of Power to Recover, published this month, is the book for anyone involved in the management of a traumatic incident at work – be they organisational managers, personnel, mental health or welfare professionals, or business continuity, EAP or health and safety professionals. This guide aims to help the reader to first identify what constitutes a critical incident and then learn how to deal with it.” Read the interview and the full book review at http://www.cirmagazine.com/DigitalEditions/Sept2018/CIR-SEPTEMBER2018-digital-edition.pdf
We also featured in the Expert View section of Continuity & Resilience, the quarterly magazine of the Business Continuity Institute where Dr Liz Royle gave an opinion piece.
“Without recovering our people, we can’t fully recover our business. However, misconceptions about the management of mental health in a crisis can mean we are less efficient than we could be.”
So, is business gradually awakening to this issue? Let’s hope so.