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Education and Training

Each year in Western Australia thousands of people are impacted by road trauma. Responding or first on scene at a car crash, losing family and friends, dealing with injuries, caring for those injured, causing a crash or witnessing a serious crash can have a devastating and enduring impact.

We provide educational workshops and and information sessions for organisations whose staff may be exposed to road trauma as part of their work; such as emergency services personnel and for communities who have been affected by a road crash.

Our Workshops

Session details: This session can be delivered between 30-60 minutes for organisations or communities who would like to know how they can utilise the Road Trauma Support Service to support themselves or others.

Introduction to Road Trauma Support WA

The information session will help you get better informed on:

  • The impact of road trauma in WA
  • An overview of the Road Trauma Support WA Service and levels of support.
  • How to organise a third-party referral for individuals impacted by road trauma.
  • Find out where and how to access support for yourself and others.

After a Crash: Supporting Yourself and Others

Workshop Details: This workshop can be delivered in two hours to half a day.

This workshop will help you get better informed on:

  • The impact of road trauma in WA
  • Common reactions experienced after trauma.
  • Understanding the impact of grief, loss, and trauma
  • Develop self-care strategies to lessen the impact.
  • Find out where and how to access support for yourself and others.

Compassion Fatigue and Your Wellbeing

Workshop Details: This workshop can be delivered in two hours to half a day and is designed for organisations or communities who are working/caring for/volunteering alongside those who have been impacted by road trauma. It recognises and acknowledges the importance of their roles in an individual’s recovery from trauma. The workshop aims to upskill individuals in their ability to recognise signs and symptoms in themselves and others and provides evidence-based resiliency skills to mitigate the impact.

This workshop will help you get better informed on:

  • Overview on the components of compassion fatigue
  • Increase self-awareness and understanding of warning signs
  • Learn wellbeing strategies to reduce the impact

Supporting Others Through Distress

Workshop Details: This workshop can be delivered in two hours to half a day and is designed for organisations and communities who are working/caring for/ volunteering alongside those who have been impacted by road trauma. This workshop uses a trauma-informed lens to develop an understanding of the impact of trauma and awareness of distress symptoms. The workshop aims to upskill participants with techniques which can be used to support someone who is in distress.

This workshop will help you get better informed on:

  • The psychological impact of Road Trauma
  • Develop an awareness of distress symptoms
  • Learn evidence-based techniques to support someone in distress
  • Reflect on wellbeing strategies to lessen the impact

Contact us

Please contact us for further information or if you require a workshop or information session for your organisation or community. Workshops and presentations can be tailored to the needs of the organisation and/or community- note that some fees may apply. Please contact the Road Trauma Support team to discuss your individual needs further.

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Watch a past training recording

Post-Crash Care – Understanding the Psychosocial Needs as Part of the Safe Systems Approach

2 March 2022

Road Trauma Support Services Vic (RTSSV) and Injury Matters, WA, bring together over 27 years of specialist experience working with people impacted by road incidents. Together, they will explore the psychosocial impacts of road incidents, untangle the complexities and trajectories people face, the ripple effect within individuals, families, and communities, and the systems that can support or inhibit recovery.

Supporting People after a Road Crash Webinar

10 August 2022

Each year in Western Australia, thousands of people are impacted by road trauma. Responding or being first on scene at a car crash, losing family and friends, dealing with injuries, caring for those injured, causing a crash or witnessing a serious crash can have a devastating and enduring impact.

This information session is for professionals including emergency services personnel (paid and volunteer) who may be exposed to road trauma as part of their work, and who would like to know more about how the Road Trauma Support WA service can support those who have been impacted by a road crash.

Find out more

Injury Matters delivers the Road Trauma Support WA service through funding by the Road Trauma Trust Account and contract management by the Road Safety Commission.

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