Michael Stewart, CCP’s founding Partner, was the appointed social worker who led the aftercare following the Bradford City FC disaster in 1985, in which 56 people died. The success of this outreach work was such that he formed his own consultancy a few years later.
Joined by Peter Hodgkinson, who headed the emergency response team following the Zeebrugge disaster in 1987, they drew on everything they had learnt from the disasters. Their vision was to create a model of proactive intervention following critical incidents; a model that promoted the idea of taking the “clinic to the workplace”, rather than expecting survivors to seek their own support, which they often didn’t. And so, in 1989, that’s exactly what they did; in the charming but unlikely setting of a North Yorkshire village, the Centre for Crisis Psychology was born.
Thirty years and over 8800 incidents later, their vision remains and we are proud to continue pioneering trauma aftercare. Michael and Peter have now retired and Partners Kevin Tasker, Anna Chapman and Alan Pike progress CCP’s great work. Many of our clients have been working in partnership with us for over 20 years, such is their trust in our expertise following critical incidents large and small. Our clients include many top UK businesses from the travel industry, including airlines, road hauliers, travel agents and train operating companies, and from the retail, insurance and financial industries.
We are the company trusted to look after people.