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What is the purpose of the R2MR Guide?

To provide leaders with information and practical strategies for dealing with stress and the provision of psychological support.


What are the Immediate Changes of applying arousal reduction techniques?

Lowering of blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate and O2 consumption.


what are the long term changes of applying arousal reduction techniques?

(After repeated practice) decrease in anxiety and depression, as well as an improvement in ability to cope with life stressors


When mitigating the Impact of stress what are the BIG 4?

1) Goal Setting (provides direction, feedback and motivation)
2) Visualization(preparing for ‘what-ifs’, predict problems and working out a solution in advance)
3) Self Talk (stop negative, replace with + key words-ready, focus
4) Tactical Breathing(rule of 4’s, inhale count to 4, exhale count to 4 etc


What are the 3 steps of the Ad HOC Incident Review (AIR)?

1) acknowledge and listen
2) inform - check in and apply MHCM(mental health continuum model)
3) respond - observe, follow up, model ( model healthy coping )


What are the 5 key roles for leaders in a “healthy” situation?

1)get to know all team members
2) foster a healthy work environment
3) set an example
4) watch for behaviour changes
5) advocate


what are the 4 key roles of leaders in a “reacting” situation?

1) minimize stressors
2) provide opportunity to rest
3) identify unhealthy situations
4) support, intervene, consult, identify resources, refer


what are the 6 key roles of leaders in an “injured” situation?

1) involve resources
2) respect medical limitations
3) maintain contact
4) ensure support
5) manage unacceptable behaviour
6) minimize rumours


what are the 4 key roles of leaders in an “ill” situation?

1) maintain contact
2) ensure adequate resources/support
3) respect medical limitations
4) include individual in Unit activities


In the Mental Health Continuum Model (MHCM) what is occurring during Healthy, Reacting, Injured and ILL situations?

Healthy(GREEN)- normal functioning
Reacting(YELLOW)- common and reversible distress
Injured(ORANGE)- severe and persistent functional impairment
ILL(RED) - clinical disorder, severe functional impairment


what are the 8 DO’s of Leaders?

1) get to know your personnel
2) foster a healthy work environment
3) set example of healthy coping behaviours
4) watch for significant behaviour / performance changes
5) manage unacceptable behaviours
6) provide opportunity to rest
7) identify and manage unhealthy situations
8) support, intervene, consult


What are the 5 DON’Ts of a Leader?

1) diagnose, label or use stigmatizing language
2) ignore the situation and hope it will go away
3) allow the individual to isolate him/herself
4) lost touch with individuals receiving medical care
5) try to be their best friend


If you think someone is seriously contemplating suicide, what are the 5 very specific steps you should take?

1) Ask the individual if they are thinking of suicide
2) Listen to what they have to say without judging
3) Believe what the individual says and take all threats of suicide seriously
4) Reassure the person that help is available
5) Act immediately. Make contact with others to ensure the persons safety


According to R2MR, the Supervisor should not try to deal with a possible SUICIDE situation by yourself, what are the 4 possible resources you can turn to quickly for help?

Psychological Services
Peer Support
Senior Management (Sr Officer/Deputy, Chief)