IN-CJ Newsdesk 2023 – Tips and Tools for Thriving in a Critical Occupation
In this session from the 2023 IN-CJ Newsdesk, Professor Joanna Clarke, a renowned psychologist, shared tips and tools for thriving in critical occupations. We must start by recognising the unique challenges faced by those in the criminal justice system, argues Professor Clarke. This means understanding many forms of psychological pressure, including the importance of trauma-informed approaches, stress aviation, and self-care. Jo question and answer session with John Scott discussed valuable strategies to prevent psychological harm, while boosting well-being in high-pressure environments. This session is an opportunity to reflect on insights based on Jo’s extensive experience, and can help criminal justice practitioners enhance their own mental well-being while effectively supporting others.