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Trauma Risk Management – the peer-led programme that prioritises nurses’ well-being

TRiM is an early intervention programme that helps nurses cope after traumatic incidents 
Peer support after trauma

TRiM is an early intervention programme that helps nurses cope after traumatic incidents

We all know that nursing can be stressful; nurses are at risk of exposure to trauma by witnessing violence, illness and death, which can affect their own mental health and well-being.

Figures from NHS Digital show that mental health problems, such as stress, depression and anxiety, are the main reasons NHS staff in England take sick days. Burnout is also common among nurses and this affects the quality of care we can deliver.

As a registered mental health nurse and ward manager at a medium secure unit, I am proud of the job I do. But mental health nursing has some unique challenges,

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