Clear thinking in stress and trauma
Policy and Planning
Does your organisation have barriers that will stop you achieving the best outcomes when managing a traumatic or tragic incident?

Download and share these documents to help you identify and remove those barriers.

Reduce distress, reputational damage and expense.




The Skills to Cope with Tragedy

In this article, published in PEAR Insights, Martin uses real-life experiences drawing from his overseas clinical work to highlight the need to know who you would turn to if the worst happens.



Are terrorism and biting insects the traveller's greatest problems?

Psychologically we give disproportionate importance to nasty, noisy, recent events, regardless of how rare they actually are. Recent terrorist atrocities in Europe are a prime example.



After Brussels - reaction or overreaction?

The likelihood of any individual traveller becoming a victim of a terrorist attack in Europe remains extremely low compared to road accidents and low level crime. Yet the psychological reaction to the Paris and Brussels attacks is causing disruption on an international scale as millions change their plans.



Breaking Bad News

This is an unenviable prospect, whatever the nature of the 'news' you have to pass on. Once you've picked up some skills, and a little confidence, it will help with all sorts of situations. Here are some basic guiding principles that may help.



Casting doubt on the 'best' therapy for trauma

Relatively few people who suffer a psychologically traumatic incident will go on to require structured therapy. For many years the default treatment has been Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but psychoanalytic methods are being reappraised.

But whatever approach they use, the most effective therapist will be compassionate and dedicated.


Caring for People Under Challenging Circumstances: Key Principles

This White Paper summarises Nine Key Points to be aware of when planning your organisation's management of a serious incident.

It accompanies a Webinar from our Managing Consultant and the Managing Director of Insignia, Jonathan Hemus. 

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Former soldiers struggling with PTSD

Clarity's Associate Director, Mark Bradley, is interviewed on BBC Radio about the problems of former soldiers seeking treatment for PTSD.

Tips on Managing Sleep Problems

Martin joins BBC Radio Presenter Malcolm Boyden to provide advice on managing sleep disturbance caused by the worrying that can lead to physical illness

Celebrity Deaths

Martin is a guest on a BBC Radio discussion about the public reaction to the deaths of celebrities.

Internal Comms Quote

Clarity's Managing Consultant is quoted in the popular Internal Communications blog 'allthingsIC'.


Radio tip on managing pressure of incoming emails

Clarity contributes to a BBC Radio discussion about stress in the modern world.


BBC Radio contribution

Clarity contributes to a BBC Radio H&W discussion about the families of the victims of Malaysian Airways MH370


BBC Radio: the links between long life and churchgoing

Martin guests on BBC radio interview re the link between long life and churchgoing discussing the relationship between churchgoing and long-term health.

Mental Health Services

Martin contributes to a BBC Radio discussion about limited NHS services for mental health and the taboo around mental health conditions