Traumatic events can occur while working, with little or no warning. Events such as armed robberies, accidents, assaults, workplace deaths and suicide can place employees under extreme stress, affecting health and well-being.

People’s reaction to trauma can vary greatly. Colleagues are invariably sympathetic and supportive. However, the management of the impact of trauma is important to assist in the mitigation of ongoing symptoms of stress related to trauma.

It is essential that each case be treated individually as no two circumstances are exactly alike.

D’Accord professionals are trained and highly experienced in critical incident stress management and specifically, trauma counselling. Our services are accessed via the 24 hour D’Accord Trauma Line.

Training is also available for managers in trauma management in the event of trauma in the workplace.

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