Pictured (from left to right): Dean Coomer, Dr Nav Ahluwalia, Professor Steve Peters, Victoria Laker, Kimberley Blakey, Louis Palmer
The Chimp Model has lots of anecdotal evidence of success but we want to produce evidence through research of its validity and efficacy. By doing this, we aim to make The Model accessible to more people, helping them to get the best out of themselves.
We are currently working in collaboration with Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) on a first of its kind research study which focuses on staff well-being through the lens of The Chimp Model.
The study is the culmination of 2 years of planning and preparation with the trial being approved by the Research and Ethics Committee (REC) and Health Research Authority (HRA) on 10th February 2020.
So far, 197 community nurses have signed up to take part in the research, each will take part in eight Mind Management sessions and receive a signed copy of The Chimp Paradox.
Dr Nav Ahluwalia, Executive Medical Director and Director of Research said: “NHS staff are sometimes affected by occupational burnout and the consequences of this are wide ranging, it can affect individuals, colleagues, families and patients. We want to ensure this doesn’t happen to our staff, and ensure they look after themselves. That’s what this research is all about.”