Post-Incident Debriefing – Group and Individual Support
Encountering potentially traumatising incidents is regrettably common for people living and working in social care settings. This can include violence, disasters like flooding and fire, medical emergencies, and deaths. Such repeated exposure takes a toll on both physical and mental health and can lead to increased levels of burnout and sickness in affected teams.
Psychological Debriefing is a specific approach aimed at assisting individuals and teams in dealing with the physical or psychological symptoms associated with exposure to potentially traumatising incidents. It offers opportunities for reflection, safe emotional expression, shared narrative building, normalising common responses to traumatic experiences, and focusing on areas of post-traumatic growth. Research studies show that psychological debriefing can help prevent acute stress reactions and post-traumatic stress disorder.
At BGPS, we employ skilled facilitators who utilise the best-practice debriefing protocols to guide group sessions, provide signposting tailored to specific needs, and offer individual sessions for those who require further support following an incident.