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Six Supportive Steps

Every year on the third Sunday in November, we commemorate the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This annual event provides the opportunity to pay our respects to those killed or injured on Western Australian roads and stands to recognise the far reaching impact road trauma has on individuals, families, communities, witnesses, emergency responders and medical personnel.

To coincide with the World Day of Remembrance, Road Trauma Support WA will be launching its annual campaign ‘Six Supportive Steps’ on Sunday 19th November.

The six-week online campaign helps people impacted by road trauma who are grieving the loss of a loved one support themselves or others during the holiday season.

Using actionable tips and strategies, the Six Supportive Steps campaign will run from the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday 19th November through to the end of December, with each week focusing on one of six supportive steps:

1. Remember

Remembering is an important step when supporting yourself or a loved one with grief or loss.

2. Acknowledge

Acknowledge your feelings and emotions when you’re grieving after road trauma.

3. Plan

Plan for events or occasions that could be difficult for you or your loved ones.

4. Act

Take action to find the balance between celebrating and the need for quiet time and reflection.

5. Support

Support yourself and others through grief by sharing feelings, memories, rituals, and holiday traditions.

6. Take Time

Take time for yourself during the holiday season, especially if you’re grieving a loved one.

Get involved in the Six Supportive Steps Campaign

Support the campaign by following Road Trauma Support WA on Facebook and Twitter, and liking and sharing the supportive steps on your social media feed.

Download the Digital Resources Toolkit for useful social media posts, newsletter articles, eSignature, alongside media and blog content to show your support for those affected by road trauma this holiday season.

Find out more

Reporting Road Traffic Incidents: A resource for the media and road safety sector.

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