The support of family and friends is critical when someone is coming to terms with a traumatic event. There is a lot you can do to help the person who has been affected. It can be challenging to see someone you care about struggling with the distress caused by a traumatic event. You may find yourself worrying about their wellbeing and feel helpless when confronted by their emotional reactions to the event. People who experience ongoing difficulties following a traumatic experience may seem ‘shut down’ or distant, and you may feel ‘shut out’ by them.
Military veterans can be particularly vulnerable to the mental health impacts of trauma. To find out more about supporting veterans, click through for resources.
Click through to access our Responder Assist website – a hub for resources specifically relating to emergency workers.
Click through to find information about supporting disaster impacted communities.