Vicarious Trauma (for employees)

An interactive, self-directed eLearning course hosted on TELUS Health Learning’s Learning Management System
  • 30 Minutes
  • E-learning
  • Employees


Individuals who work or volunteer in helping professions such as first responders, victim advocates, emergency medical services, and counsellors/social workers are at higher risk of developing vicarious trauma due to their exposure to victims of trauma or violence. Therefore, you may experience vicarious trauma due to the nature of your work.

In this module, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma, as well as its triggers and impacts on your mental health. You will also learn about effective coping strategies such as early intervention and self-care techniques that are essential to supporting our overall well-being


This online eLearning course uses graphics, animations, and interactive elements to provide a fast-paced, interactive learning experience.