Remembrance Day: Remembering and supporting
11 November 2022
The Tavistock Clinic was founded in 1920 by Hugh Crichton-Miller who had an early interest in psychological medicine following his experiences treating shell-shock in the First World War.
His idea that the mind could influence the health of the body and that physical health influenced the state of the mind, became Hugh Crichton-Miller’s key insight from his work on shell-shock and a major influence on his work after the war.
Today, as we remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country, the Tavistock and Portman, in keeping with its roots, is committing to becoming Veteran Aware and signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant. In the first instance this is a commitment to our staff who formerly served, are reservists, or are family members thereof, and ensuring they feel valued and supported, alongside ensuring we enquire with patients about their status as a serving or former armed forces member, or their family member, and provide them with the most appropriate support. Rachel James, our Clinical Services Director (pictured), will be the clinical lead for this initiative.
Over the coming weeks we will be developing out work in this area. Watch this space.
Today, we remember.