When disaster and trauma hits at work

January 05 2020 by NZ Herald

How a company supports staff immediately after a traumatic incident, colleague's death or workplace disaster has a huge impact on recovery, say experts.

Providing the right support in the hours, days and weeks after a serious event is important - and can have a long-term impact.

Having professionals step in to provide support, counselling and give easy access to other help services is becoming more common in New Zealand workplaces.