Secondary traumatic stress (also called compassion fatigue) is an issue for workers involved in the lives of people who have experienced great trauma. The stress can be transferred to them as they are exposed to trauma survivors’ terrifying, horrifying, and shocking images and intrusive traumatic memories.

Who would benefit?

People who want to understand practical and emotional support strategies to assist themselves and colleagues to minimise the risks in the management of day to day issues which have the potential to overwhelm them.

What you’ll learn

  • How to understand the physical and emotional responses associated with Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • How to develop strategies and ‘moderators’ for compassion fatigue
  • How to understand and implement the debrief process


While the duration for this course can be negotiated to suit your team, the course normally runs for a half-day (three hours).


To book this course or to discuss your training needs, please contact us.