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Demobilising & Defusing Training - Dates in April 2022

Event date 28 Apr 2022
Date: 28 Apr 2022
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Duration: 7 hours

We have three courses running throughout April 2022 for specific forces. These are detailed below.

What does it cost?
There is no charge for this training for home office forces.
Who's it for?
This course is aimed at police officers and police staff, who are line managers and / or Peer Supporters, to deliver timely practical support, following exposure to traumatic events in their force, or by exception and only in agreement with their force, as part of mutual aid.
How will the session be run?
The course is currently delivered on Microsoft Teams.
What if I miss it?
Regular courses are available, subject to your force having adopted this training.

Demobilising and Defusing training is scheduled on the following dates for the forces listed below:

  • 20th April 2022 - Lancashire Constabulary
  • 25th April 2022 - West Midlands Police
  • 28th April 2022 - Bedfordshire Constabulary


Is this course for me?

Demobilising and Defusing training covers the following areas:                                                                   

  • What is traumatic stress
  • Organisational responses to traumatic stress
  • Listening and responding skills
  • Self care
  • Demobilising

Demobilisation is a primary stress prevention conversation that takes places following a traumatic exposure.  It involves a short conversation and though normally carried out by a supervisor following a traumatic incident, the role may also fall to a suitably trained Peer Supporter.

Defusing is provided around three days post incident.  It helps assess who may need further help and support.  Defusing is a small group process: less structured and aimed at the core group affected the most by the incident.  Groups will meet with a Defuser, usually a line manager or Peer Supporter, to hold a Defusing session.  Individual one-to-one sessions can be held if required.

This one-day training course covers both Demobilising and Defusing.

These courses regularly take place throughout the year and dates will be supplied directly to forces who have adopted this training.


How to access this training

To be considered for one of these courses, please contact your force Wellbeing lead. Please note we are unable to accept individual applications for this course.  

Find out more about our Psychological and Trauma Risk Management Service

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Date: 28 Apr 2022
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Duration: 7 hours