Annual Conference – Remembering Without Suffering: Tackling Trauma
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A traumatic event can have a great impact on one’s mental health. The emotional injuries from trauma can be as disabling as the physical injuries, so doesn’t it make sense to have psychological interventions routinely included in trauma programs to look after patients’ psychological well-being.
This year, Richmond’s Annual Conference will seek to further educate professionals and also inform public policy development by highlighting the wide-spread incidence of Trauma, and underline the importance of high quality trauma informed services, particularly within National Emergency Services. The conference aims to bring all stakeholders, practitioners and policy makers together to ensure that our services offer a streamlined, non-fragmented approach to any traumatic event that affects us.
A precursory look at Malta as a Survior Nation by Prof Edward Warrington will highlight the presence of trauma in our history. The Key-Note Speaker, Udi Oren, an EMDR expert with extensive experience in the traumatised middle east, will then set the technical tone of the event by exploring Trauma, Emergency Services and National Disasters.
Subsequently through the event, Richmond will bring together different disciplines from diverse emergency services, provide a special focus on one of the many therapies indicated for trauma, and discuss the management of trauma in various settings.
- A workshop run by a retired AFM Colonel together with an expert from Mater Dei A&E will aim to propose a National Emergency Service
- A symposium will expose young professionals’ research about trauma in the mental health sector
- A seminar will focus on the management of trauma in a variety of settings, amongst which the Children, migrants’ traumatic experience of their journey from a psychiatric perspective, forensic settings and the work place – how are employees effected and what can we do to help restore a healthy working environment?
- A practice session will aim to skill the audience through the practical demonstration of EMDR.
The concluding plenary will explore the gaps in trauma informed services in the national scenario.
On Tuesday, 22 October Dr. Udi Oren, will pick up on the outcome of the various conference workshops and direct a Master Class in policy development to produce a National Emergency Policy to be presented to Government.
Be Part Of It!
This conference will be made possible thanks to the generous support of the following organisations.