Four short VODs below, provide an introduction to some of the key ideas about Vicarious Traumatisation and the essential support and self-care which can mitigate its impact on people supporting other people who suffer.
Help for the Helpers VOD Part 1
Help for the Helpers VOD Part 2
Help for the Helpers VOD Part 3
Help for the Helpers VOD Part 4
"Vicarious trauma (VT) is the process of change that happens because you care about other people who have been hurt and feel committed or responsible to help them. Over time this process can lead to changes in your psychological, physical and spiritual wellbeing."
Dr Laurie Anne Pearlman and Lisa McKay, Headington Institute (2008)