Stress, Vicarious Trauma and managing wellbeing

Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Online | 10.00am-11.30am

This course aims to develop emotional resilience amongst staff by exploring stress, Compassion Fatigue, burnout and Vicarious Trauma both in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic and from a wider perspective. Participants will explore strategies and techniques for managing self-care and emotional wellbeing and supporting others.

What will you learn?

Module one: Introduction to Stress and self-care 

In this session participants will:

  • Map external and internal pressures that impact on stress
  • Explore the psychological and physiological symptoms and impact of stress and stress related conditions
  • Be introduced to the symptoms of Compassion Fatigue, Burn Out and Vicarious Trauma
  • Discuss unhelpful thinking patterns (Cognitive Distortions)
  • Practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Positive Psychology techniques for stress management.

Module two: Applying the Principles of the PERMA Model for Emotional Wellbeing during COVID-19

In this session participants will:

  • Explore Seligman's PERMA Model for Emotional Wellbeing 
  • Discuss practical strategies for implementing the PERMA Model for Wellbeing to manage self-care during COVID-19.

Module three: Supporting others during COVID-19

In this session participants will:

  • Be introduced to elements of the Psychological First Aid (PFA) Cycle
  • Discuss self-care/ protection when offering PFA to someone
  • Explore the practical application of elements of PFA during COVID-19

Participants will also be provided with Workbooks in a PDF format that will include: 

  • Key notes
  • Worksheets for self-study
  • Further resource recommendations

Who is this course for?

Frontline workers and managers within homelessness and supported housing settings.


How our online training courses work: Each course subject consists of 3 live interactive training modules, which will take place over 3 consecutive weekly installments. The course will be tailored to address the needs of the sector during COVID-19. When you sign up, you will be signing up for all 3 modules.

We ask for a commitment from delegates to attend all 3 sessions. Sessions are not recorded, and slides will not be available until all 3 sessions have taken place.

Module 1: Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | 10.00am-11.30am

Module 2: Tuesday, 26 January 2021 | 10.00am-11.30am

Module 3: Tuesday, 2 February 2021 | 10.00am-11.30am


£75.00 per person - all three modules are included in this price

Payment is by card via PayPal. For bookings of 3 or more places, an invoice can be raised - please email to make bookings to be invoiced. We are unable to take requests for invoicing for fewer than 3 people for our online training.

This course is also available to be booked for staff teams of up to 20 people, to be delivered online "in-house" in live interactive sessions on dates to suit your organisation.

Please contact or telephone James on 07375 042 815​ for more information. Prices are from £850 for up to 20 staff members.


For individual/small group bookings for the dates above - Book your place