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Strengthen Resilience and Support with Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Facilitator Training

Why CISD Training Matters

CISD Facilitator training CISD Facilitator training¬†ensures the safeguarding and support of individuals and groups facing ongoing or extremely stressful, traumatic or critical incidents. Grounded in the widely recognised Mitchell model, this structured, seven-phase process helps small, homogeneous groups process traumatic events, reducing distress, restoring group cohesion, and demonstrating management’s commitment to psychosocial health.


Comprehensive Course Content

Pre-Crisis Management

  • Stress Prevention and Management: Techniques for both individuals and organisations to preemptively manage stress.

Intra-Crisis Management

  • Individual Crisis Counselling: Often referred to as psychological first aid, this aspect of the training focuses on immediate support during a crisis.

Post-Crisis Management

  • Group Debriefing: Facilitating group discussions to help members process the incident together.
  • 1-1 Counselling Referrals: Identifying individuals who may need further assistance and referring them to appropriate services.

Course Highlights

  • Acute Stress Response: Understanding normal reactions to abnormal events and normalising traumatised individuals’ experiences.
  • Restoration of Cohesion: Techniques to restore group cohesion after a traumatic event.
  • Management Commitment: Demonstrating leadership’s commitment to employees’ and the individuals’ psychosocial health.

Target Audience

This training is ideal for:

  • Health Care Professionals: Doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, first responders (paramedics, firefighters, police).
  • Mental Health Professionals: Social workers, psychologists, therapists, welfare officers, wellness managers.
  • Workplace Professionals: Managers, human resource personnel, occupational health & safety personnel, educators.
  • Religious Personnel: Chaplains, pastoral counsellors, ministers.
  • Organisations: Any entity looking to standardise crisis response knowledge among its personnel.
  • Support Personnel: Individuals who support those affected by traumatic incidents, ensuring they receive the care and understanding needed during critical times.

In-House Group Courses

In addition to our open courses, we offer customised in-house group training for organisations. This allows us to tailor the training to your specific needs, ensuring that your team is equipped to handle critical incidents relevant to your unique context. Whether you’re a part of the NHS, a corporate entity, or a charity, our in-house training solutions provide flexibility and specificity.


Upcoming Open Course in September 2024

We are pleased to announce that places are available for our next open course, which will be held on 17th, 18th, and 19th September 2024. This is an excellent opportunity to ensure your team is trained and prepared to support groups following critical incidents. For more details and to secure your place, please visit our course page.


Booking and Enquiries

For more information and to book your place on our next CISD Facilitator training course, please visit our website or contact our team directly. Let us help you create a resilient workforce capable of managing and mitigating the impacts of critical incidents, supporting both employees and the individuals they assist.

Investing in CISD Facilitator training is a proactive step towards fostering a supportive and resilient workplace. Equip your team with the skills they need to handle critical incidents with confidence and care, ensuring comprehensive support for both employees and the wider community.