The impact of traumatic events
As traumatic events such as threats, assaults, and accidents, are becoming more common in the workplace, employees are requiring more support to overcome the acute stress reactions they may experience on top of the everyday stresses. There is a growing recognition that organisations not only need to attend to the legal, medical and safety needs of employees following a traumatic event, but also the psychological impact of trauma.
It is imperative that in this age of workplace violence and disasters that a simple uncomplicated workplace trauma response plan be implemented. This includes identifying risks, policy and program development, training, peer support, debriefing, follow-up and evaluation.
ACCESS Programs Trauma Management provides comprehensive services including 24-hour / 7 day access to a debriefing for critical incidents. The service is designed to be immediate and minimise the impact of critical incidents on staff.
People who have experienced trauma may become concerned about changes in their feelings or behaviours. Such reactions are perfectly normal and do not mean they are weak or unstable.