Being trauma informed 

Trauma is ‘everyone’s business’. Every member of the workforce has a role to play in understanding and responding to people affected by trauma. This doesn’t mean that you need to be a trauma expert —we know that different expertise and skills are required to support people’s recovery.  

However, it does mean that all workers, in the context of their own role and remit, have a trauma informed role to play in responding to people who are affected by trauma. Small changes in the way we interact with and treat others, showing empathy and understanding, can make a huge difference to people’s lives. 

Visit the self-learning section to find online resources and courses to learn more.

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Mental health and wellbeing conditions and pathways in West Lothian  

Factors which affect our mental health and wellbeing 

Mental health and wellbeing definitions 

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