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Trauma and Decompression Training for Employees

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The course is aimed at individuals in the Health and Social Care Sector who wish to explore the impact of trauma on an individual’s mental wellbeing and provide strategies for creating a safe and supportive environment in healthcare settings, whilst learning tools to decompress.

Course details

Course provider: WYLP

Eligibility - You must be aged 19+ and live in West Yorkshire.

Industry: Health 

Dates: Tuesday’s 10am – 4pm. 5 x sessions. 1 fortnightly session

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Classroom learning - Venues across West Yorkshire

Course overview

Participants will learn how to recognise signs of trauma, respond effectively, and implement trauma-informed practices to enhance patient outcomes, whilst exploring various methods of decompression including relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, and stress reduction strategies.

Participants will learn how to incorporate these techniques into their daily routines to improve resilience, prevent burnout, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

We will cover the following areas:

Define trauma, its causes, and its impact on an individual’s health.

Recognise signs and symptoms of trauma in patients.

Understand the principles and key components of trauma-informed care.

Demonstrate effective communication skills when working with trauma-affected individuals.

Implement trauma-informed strategies to create a safe and supportive healthcare environment.

Identify self-care strategies to prevent compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.

Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to support trauma survivors.

Explore methods for establishing healthy boundaries and work-life balance.

Learn practical techniques for self-reflection and self-care.

Develop a personalised decompression plan tailored to individual needs.

Develop strategies for managing emotions and maintaining emotional wellbeing

What Next?


Paid employment.

Additional or increased responsibility within the organisation as a ‘wellbeing champion’, elevated role or assigned to lead staff wellbeing.

Enhance interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.

Enrolment onto a Mental Health First Aid qualification or Counselling qualification.

Increased self-awareness, confidence, emotional intelligence and resilience.

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