trauma informed
trauma informed

*statistics from the Mental Health Coordinating Council

Key Facts for the Trauma Informed:

  • 76% of adults with a history of trauma experience at least one psychiatric disorder in their lifetime
  • The single most significant predictor that an individual will end up in the mental health system is a history of trauma
  • Trauma is almost universal among people with lived experience of mental health and psychosocial difficulties across all communities

What can you do? Practice being Trauma Informed:


‘What has happened to you?’ Not: ‘What is wrong with you?’


  • Be respectful
  • Avoid Jargon
  • Acknowledge alternative views
  • Portray hope
  • Be non-judgemental

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Meet the Author

About Emily Dever
Emily Dever is the Workplace Wellness Manager at CHESS. She has a background in Psychology and Employment Services, is passionate about mental health and wellbeing and is a self confessed chocolate lover.