Skip to content

Support for colleagues who have experienced trauma as part of their role

9 October 2023

Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) is a peer support approach that aims to help people who have experienced traumatic or potentially traumatic events. 

The TRiM session is designed to provide individuals with a safe and confidential space to process their experiences and have the impact of the experience assessed. TRiM practitioners are non-medical personnel who have received specialised training to understand the effects of traumatic events on individuals.

TRIM is not a replacement for traditional counselling or therapy, but rather a complementary approach that focuses on the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event. It is intended to provide individuals with the support they need to begin the healing process and reduce the likelihood of developing long-term mental health issues.

During the one-to-one, or group TRiM session, the practitioner will actively listen, provide validation and understanding, offer feedback and guidance and encourage self-care in a safe, non-judgmental space. A 4-week follow-up session is carried out in order to check in on the person's progress and where a referral into other support services can be actioned, if required.

TriM is available through Joined Up Care Derbyshire to all our colleagues, simply email with your support request. One of our trained practitioners will make contact and arrange a date to meet. The assessment can be completed in person or virtually.