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Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) in the UK Armed Forces
  1. Surg Cdr N Greenberg, Senior Lecturer in Military Psychiatry1,
  2. V Langston1 and
  3. N Jones1
  1. 1Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King’s College London.
  1. Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Weston Education Centre – KCL, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ


Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) is a novel system of post incident management which intend to allow commanders to provide appropriate support to their subordinates in the aftermath of traumatic events. Given the current very considerable operational tempo being experienced by the majority of the UK Armed Forces, it is perhaps not surprising that TRiM has been in use in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Although TRiM originated from within the Royal Marines, it is now widely used in both the Royal Navy and Army; there are also plans to introduce it into specific components of the Royal Air Force such as for the RAF Regiment. This paper aims to explore the basis behind the TRiM system and to explore the evidence for its growing popularity within hierarchical organisations such as the military.

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