Resilience Building Support Programme
This unique programme has been developed by one of our patrons, Dr. Noreen Tehrani. Noreen is a chartered occupational, counselling and health psychologist with a special interest in psychological trauma. She has worked with survivors of mass disasters and realises, as a patron of RoadPeace, that the level of trauma support available to those bereaved by road crashes is woefully insufficient.
RoadPeace patron and trauma specialist Dr. Noreen Tehrani devised the
Resilience Building Programme in response to the trauma and bereavement needs
of those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a crash.
The programme is run over six sessions in small groups with trained group facilitators
and aims to provide participants with a tool box of skills to help them cope
with many aspects of their trauma: stress, negative thoughts, anxiety and
distress, panic attacks, sleeplessness and nightmares. All natural reactions to
an unnatural death.
The programme is well tested. The pilot programme, funded by Awards for All, was held in London in Autumn 2009; it was extended, with funding from the Ministry of Justice Victims and Witnesses Fund, on a larger scale last year.
There is no charge for attending a resilience building course, as it is being funded till 2014 by the Victims and Witnesses Fund.
If you or your family would like to attend any future programme please contact RoadPeace via email at email@example.com or alternatively call the RoadPeace office on 0207 733 1603.
The current programme in London started on Tuesday 22nd September 2015.
RoadPeace obtained funding from the Ministry of Justice
to administer an independent evaluation for the Resilience Building Programme.
This work was undertaken by David Trickey (Lead
Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trauma Specialist) and his team.
The data gathered was used to produce
a comprehensive report outlining key lessons for future programmes,
particularly in relation to implementation and evaluation.
Please click here to read the summary of the findings.