IRC is proud to make available a two part video course on critical incidents stress. Critical incidents are frightening events in which a person’s physical, emotional, or social wellbeing is threatened, triggering a powerful stress response to keep us safe, but which can have consequences long after the event itself.

This course was created in partnership with the Headington Institute, a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the mental wellbeing of aid workers and emergency first responders. The course consists of two videos, each around 25 minutes long.

“Video Two- Healthy Recovery” covers the following topics:

  • What to expect from yourself after experiencing a critical incident
  • Practices which you can do that contribute to healthy recovery
  • Things to avoid in the period following a critical incident
  • How to build your resilience

Please find video two below, and click here to access “Video One- Remaining in Control.”