Vicarious (Secondary) Trauma and Self-Care Resource




“We can’t avoid vicarious trauma in health and social care work, but we can mitigate the risk and minimise the impacts. This handout has the following sections to facilitate self-help:

  • What is vicarious trauma
  • Signs of vicarious trauma
  • Self-assessment of VT
  • Ways to cope with VT: practice at self‑care
  • Developing a Vicarious Trauma Prevention and Management Toolkit for yourself
  • Reflective practice questions
  • What you might do at work
  • What organisations might do”


Access the article here