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Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care: Training

June 2, 2020

About the vicarious trauma training course

This training day has been designed to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of stress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. We will explore the signs and symptom of each and the impact they can have on us as individuals, as well as on our work and workplace. We will discuss the benefits of self-care; the barriers to self-care; the various forms self-care might take. Participants will have the opportunity to learn stress management techniques and develop their own personal self-care kit.

Outline of content

  • Understand the signs and causes of stress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Explore different types of trauma and how the brain responds
  • Learn about the importance of boundaries
  • Explore a variety of self-care and stress management tools and techniques
  • Develop a personal self-care plan to use in your daily home and work life

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone wanting to learn how those in helping roles might experience compassion fatigue or vicarious trauma and how to manage the stress using simple self-care strategies. This may include front-line staff or volunteers, healthcare professionals, social workers, teacher and school staff, family workers, benefit, welfare and housing staff, youth workers, education staff, therapists, managers and those supporting staff, counsellors and people working in the voluntary sector.

How do I book?

Contact our Office Manager, Suzanne, on admin@survivorsnetwork.org.uk or call us on 01273 203380 to find out about prices and availability of places. This is a half day of training: timings may vary.  Find details of all of our training here.


June 2, 2020
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Survivors Network
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6a Pavilion Buildings
6a Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE + Google Map
01273 203380
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