Critical Incident Stress Management

Getting back on track.

Critical incident stress management (CISM) is an adaptive, short-term psychological helping-process that focuses on an immediate and identifiable problem soon after is occurs.  It can include pre-incident preparedness to acute crisis management to post-crisis follow-up. Its purpose is to enable people to return to their daily routine more quickly and provide psychological movement towards healing.

Examples of events, which could benefit from CISM:

  • Line of duty deaths
  • Suicide of a colleague
  • Serious work related injury
  • Multi-casualty / disaster / terrorism incidents
  • Events with a high degree of threat to the personnel
  • Significant events involving children
  • Events in which the victim is known to employees
  • Events with excessive media interest
  • Events that are prolonged and end with a negative outcome
  • Any significantly powerful, overwhelming distressing event

CISM can be provided on the jobsite or in our offices (groups up to 8).