After a critical incident, most people notice their initial reactions of shock and distress settling, usually after a few weeks. For some people, those reactions do not settle so well. They might find it very difficult to get back to a usual routine, and may go on to experience continued problems with anxiety, jumpiness, bad dreams and sleep disturbance, irritability and flashbacks.
Continuing problems are more likely after severe casualties involving loss of life or significant personal injury, where the person was more directly involved or already had pre-existing mental health struggles.
What support do we provide?
The Crew Wellbeing Continuum comprises a broad range of evidence-based psychological therapies and support for crew and shore-based staff who may be suffering from traumatic stress, anxiety, low mood or other distress following on from a marine casualty incident.
The therapies we provide include Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). We are able to conduct these therapies via Zoom, Facetime or face-to-face shoreside where possible.
We can also provide access to a self-directed digital app trauma recovery programme, Power to Recover® from KRTS International, supported by an expert trauma coach.