There are a number of organisational factors that buffer staff against the effects of potentially traumatic events. These factors include: a healthy work environment, training of employees, social support from colleagues and managers, and evidence based follow-up of after a critical incident.
Evidence based responses provide psychoeducation on the effects of a trauma and practical ways to manage symptoms. Problematic signs and symptoms, when to get help, and how to access it is also discussed.
These groups can be run in response to a critical incident or as a preventive measure in high risk workplaces. This process goes beyond the best practice approach by using the same psychological techniques used in a clinical settings.
Clinical trauma counselling (including EMDR) can also be offered on an individual basis.