Help for Helpers: exploring vicarious traumatisation and self-care

Course ID: 781

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Foundation
Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.

Well-being and emotional resilience
From practicing mindfulness to developing strategies that combat stress and support wellbeing, these courses will enable you to look after yourself and others.

Please Note: Please ensure you have the required equipment to take part. We advise that participants join the session 10-15 minutes before the start time, to ensure connection to the meeting and familiarisation with the platform before the session starts.

This subject will be supported with pre-reading workbook which you will be sent when your place is confirmed/reminders issued; followed by a ½ day (4 hour) virtual classroom workshop. This may run on Zoom pending providers support and by signing up you should be aware of this medium of delivery and consent to use this.


To increase awareness of Vicarious Traumatisation and support effective self-care in Helpers


  • Clarify what vicarious traumatisation is and distinguish it from burnout
  • Highlight risk factors and be able to recognise vicarious traumatisation
  • Help Helpers recognise obstacles to self-care
  • Share evidence-based resilience building and self-care strategies
  • Provide a practical framework for improving self-care
  • You will need to complete the pre-reading sent; you can choose either of the virtual classroom dates but please read the accompanying information in good time, together with viewing the 4 short videos online here (if you have not seen these already): (1/3 of the way down the page)

    Who is it for?

  • Macmillan Professionals
  • Wider Workforce (paid and unpaid)
  • Request your place

    This course is only available to Macmillan Professionals.

    Although Macmillan Cancer Support will not charge for this event, please bear in mind that the charity incurs charges for cancellations and no-shows. Please seek permission to attend from your line manager or team if necessary before submitting your form.

    Step 1

    Select your preferred date and location for the Help for Helpers: exploring vicarious traumatisation and self-care course.

    2 courses available

    Step 2

    Please provide your details and any special requirements. We will contact you regarding your booking.


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