Due to the unique challenges and risks of working in the healthcare environment, both physical and psychological trauma are more prominent.

With healthcare workers at a far greater risk of experiencing trauma than other workers, the potential impact of trauma is also heightened. Trauma can impact both the mental health of individuals, as well as the quality of care they are able to provide – making effective support for those experiencing trauma all the more important.

Incidents that can cause trauma in healthcare are wide-ranging and can include physical assaults, verbal abuse, accidents, fatalities, injuries and more.

The aim of our trauma support offer is to help create a safer, healthier work environment which is supportive of all who have experienced a traumatic incident and which puts the wellbeing and safety of our patients first.