Recognising signs of secondary trauma

As professionals committed to supporting the well-being of young people, it’s crucial for us to be mindful of the potential impact our work can have on our own mental and emotional health. This document is designed to provide insights into secondary trauma, its signs, and strategies for mitigating its effects.

Secondary trauma, often experienced by those who work closely with individuals who have experienced trauma, can have a profound impact on our own well-being. Recognising and addressing these effects is essential for maintaining our effectiveness and resilience in our roles.

By understanding and proactively addressing secondary trauma, we not only safeguard our own mental health but also enhance our ability to provide compassionate and effective support to the young people we work with.