Traumatic events are common, and most people will experience at least one during their lives.


Most people recover with the help of family and friends, but there are effective treatments for those needing extra support.


Watch this brief video to understand more about trauma and how it affects people.



This section of our website contains information about how people react to and recover from trauma. You can find out how to help yourself or support someone else (including children) after trauma. You can also find out about the best treatment options for people who are having trouble recovering from the effects of trauma. There are downloadable fact sheets and other resources, videos, and stories of people who have lived through a traumatic experience. Have a look around, and perhaps bookmark this page so that you can come back another time to explore further.