Vicarious trauma: Protecting ourselves from work-related exposure to the trauma of others
This term describes the range of ways in which we can be affected by our contact with the trauma of others. The British Medical Association defines vicarious trauma as “a process of change resulting from empathetic engagement with trauma survivors”.
Permission to Pause: Self-care toolkits for mental health and trauma professionals
29th November 2022 was no ordinary Tuesday for the Action Trauma Network, as this was the day we held our first ever in-person networking event. We live in turbulent times of great uncertainty and stress, so it was clear that our theme for this event needed to be ‘self care’.