When professionals are working with survivors of traumatic experiences, there is a risk that their exposure to these experiences can trigger a trauma response in the worker. Vicarious trauma refers to the development of beliefs and attitudes in response to hearing about the traumatic experience of another. As the care goes on, the impact of the original traumatic event on the worker can accumulate and drive them towards burnout. Therefore, learning how to manage one’s own self-care is vital when working with survivors of traumatic events. Let the team at NewPsych provide insight and strategies to keep the balance, so that you may continue helping others.
You don’t need to be a trained expert to help your mates through their tough times. You just need to be willing to ask and listen. RUOK day is not just about raising awareness for suicide and depression, but also for the effectiveness of good social support and the importance of checking in and asking “are you ok?”.
What is anxiety? How do I cope with these feelings? How can I support myself and others who experience anxiety? If these are questions you find yourself asking, this training has been developed to help answer them. It will explain what anxiety is, how we can recognise it in ourselves, and some of the processes behind it. You will also learn practical strategies of how to manage anxiety or help others manage it.
SmashTheStigma: Asking for Help
This session highlights the importance of talking about mental health and why we often hesitate to. It addresses the stigma, the facts and the importance of connection with others. It also explains how and why to seek professional help.