Using IFF Kitbag to Support Staff Working in Mental Health Teams


  • Margaret Hannah International Futures Forum
  • Roddy McNidder NHS Ayrshire and Arran, University Hospital



Mental Health, IFF Kitbag, mental health teams, psychological capacity


The International Futures Forum has developed IFF Kitbag to help people grow their personal capacities to stay calm, build relationships and foster resilience. The resource has been used in team away days for people working in mental health services in a Health Board area in Scotland. Feedback from using the resource suggests it provides helpful ways for people working in mental health teams to grow their capacity for more effective working practices. Examples include greater self awareness, better listening and understanding the need to support each other. Further work is needed to assess whether these outcomes are sustained over time.

Author Biographies

Margaret Hannah, International Futures Forum

Dr Margaret Hannah is Transformative Innovations in Health, International Futures Forum, Fife, Scotland.

Roddy McNidder, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, University Hospital

Roddy McNidder is Critical Incident Stress Management and Staff Care Coordinator at NHS Ayrshire and Arran, University Hospital, Ayr, Scotland.


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How to Cite

Hannah, M., & McNidder, R. (2013). Using IFF Kitbag to Support Staff Working in Mental Health Teams. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 1(1), 61–66.