The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13
Critical Incident Stress Management

Critical Incident Stress Management

A critical incident is best described as a traumatic event that initiates a crisis response and overwhelms the usual coping mechanisms of individuals. It is typically accompanied by cognitive, emotional, physical and behavioural stress responses.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is an intervention protocol developed specifically for dealing with traumatic events. The main objective of CISM is to provide crisis intervention during or after a critical incident in order to minimise stress and normalise reactions to the traumatic event.

CISM is both a psychological and educational group process designed to:

  1. Lessen the impact of the critical incidents
  2. Accelerate the recovery process

Employers have a Duty of Care under the Health & Safety Act 1989 to provide appropriate support to those who have experienced a critical incident. Should your company, organisation, club, school or college need support in responding to a critical incident please contact Liz on 087 7800 500 for immediate support.

Services Available

Psychological Debriefing

The purpose of psychological debriefing is to review the impressions and reactions of individuals following a traumatic event. Individuals will be invited to share their feelings and the impact of the traumatic event on them. This will be followed by a psychoeducational session in which their stress reactions will be normalised. They are given practical advice in relation to the reaction they are likely to experience and how best to care for themselves.


Individual Sessions

Those involved may have individual needs in coping with the present traumatic event or where other past experiences have been evoked. Face-to-face counselling sessions will be offered to individuals in need of more further support.