Members' Webinar 25 June - COVID-19: Trauma, Containment and Recovery


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Members' Webinar 25 June - COVID-19: Trauma, Containment and Recovery

Event Information

The webinars will offer a solution-focused approach to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 
The thirteenth of these one-hour webinars will take place on Thursday 25 June, 4-5pm and will focus on

Topics to be covered:

  • Organisational containment of anxiety during the pandemic
  • Pre-existing trauma and Covid-19 
  • Managing pandemic related stress: the benefits of gardening and connecting to nature 


  • Dr Jo O’Reilly is a consultant medical psychotherapist and an analyst. She will be talking about how the well-being of staff is closely related to the wellbeing of the organisation in ordinary and extraordinary times. The ability of the organisation to function, to adapt and to recover depends on its capacity to address and contain anxiety. The contribution all staff can make towards recognising and processing anxiety, and activities to support this and to aid recovery, at an organisational level during the pandemic will be discussed. 
  • Dr Jo Stubley is a consultant medical psychotherapist and the lead clinician for the Tavistock Trauma Service. She will be thinking about the impact of Covid-19 on individuals who have a history of childhood trauma, including those with diagnosis of Complex PTSD and considering why re-traumatization may occur.
  • Dr Sue Stuart-Smith is a consultant medical psychotherapist in the DocHealth service and was previously lead clinician for psychotherapy in Hertfordshire. Her recently published book “The Well Gardened Mind” explores the healing and empowering effects of working with nature and includes studies of horticultural projects working with people suffering from trauma, depression, addiction and displacement. She will be discussing how  the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the vital role that nature can play in supporting mental health during times of stress. 
This will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Dr Maria Eyres, Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy.

Questions can either be submitted in advance, using the Q&A function in the webinar, you you can email them in advance to

If you have general enquiries around COVID-19 guidance, we suggest getting in touch with our Policy Team using our Ask a Question page.

You can find out more about past and upcoming webinars and catch up on demand with any you have missed in our COVID-19 eLearning Hub. 

For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Emily Scott

Contact number: 02086184238

Event Location

Location: Online Webinar

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