Can Do Healthcare - Thinking Differently Together About Trauma Informed Care

Warren opened by telling us that while he knows nothing about Shakespeare - as English was not one of the two O levels, he left school with - he does know that when Shakespeare spoke about the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune e.g. where you were born; the circumstances you grow up in; the assets that are around you; and the people that are around you, these are not things you generally have any control over, but you’ve got to find a way of coping and of being able to go forward with your life and find a way. Resilience is how we deal with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Sometimes with resilience comes a notion that it is all about the individual and what resides in them: Whilst there is some truth in the physical body, mind and relationships we have being things that can help us, it is also bound up in the community and the circumstances that we live in, grow up in and the time that we are born in. Davies AR, Grey CNB, Homolova L, Bellis MA (2019). Resilience: Understanding the interdependence between individuals and communities. Cardiff: Public Health Wales NHS Trust. 5. Resilience - a few useful ideas for living and working with adversity and trauma Dr Warren Larkin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and visiting professor at the University of Sunderland 11 | Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System