Self-care is so important when working with young people

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 will provide tips that will help you manage secondary trauma and find 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.