CARS Critical Incident Support Programme
Our care represents the support required at the ‘sharp end’ of distress, that with potential for mental health consequences. CARS care starts, when EAPs apply exclusions, costs and qualifying criteria. Do check!
Originally founded with the mission of helping those effected by OHCA (Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest) resuscitation attempts in the workplace, the traumatic events addressed by CARS have now grown and sadly, most are becoming alarmingly more prevalent and frequent, physical violence in particular.
Our mission remains to reward all those organisations who have fulfilled a moral obligation to the preservation of life by supplying AEDs, with subsidised and cost effective care in your DoC compliance. This trauma support has now been extended to those effected by exposure to, Physical Violence, CI, Death & Bereavement and Threat to Life events, and is included in CARS service.
Key features and services we offer you and your people:
1. Critical Incident Care Advice
A CARS, CIC advisor, (Clinical Psychologist/Psychiatrist) contacts the client organisation’s nominated Critical Incident Coordinator/Safety Officer Nominated Contact to brief on coping strategies, group wellbeing, identifying potential outcomes and individuals in distress and all specific event relevant areas, of Critical Incident Management, specific to that event.
2. Trauma-Informed Care
CARS applies a trauma-informed and evidence based approach to understand and address the unique needs of each individual. We prioritize creating a safe and supportive environment for clients to share their experiences.
3. Individualised Treatment Plans
Highly trained, qualified, experienced and trauma specialist Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Mental Health Nursing and support staff, working closely with clients to develop personalized treatment plans. These plans include, group counselling, Critical Incident Management protocols, talking therapies, 1:1 clinical sessions (where necessary x 12) and other evidence-based & NICE guided interventions, tailored to each client's specific trauma and needs.
4. Psychological Support
CARS offers NICE guided psychological support services, including group therapy sessions, peer support, and a dedicated case clinician throughout clinical treatment, designed to foster continuity and a genuine feeling of support among our clients.
5. Critical Incident Support
CARS offers rapid response teams to assist organizations and employees immediately after traumatic events. These teams provide immediate support and guidance to help mitigate the emotional impact of crises.
6. Holistic Healing
In addition to clinical treatments, CARS emphasizes holistic healing by promoting self-care practices, stress management techniques, and wellness strategies to help clients regain control of their lives and return to work.
7. Research and Education
Cardiac Arrest Remedial Support is committed to advancing knowledge in our field of workplace trauma. We engage in research initiatives and offer educational resources to raise awareness about trauma and its impact on individuals and organizations.
Ultimately, CARS is dedicated to helping individuals overcome the emotional and psychological challenges associated with a workplace trauma.
Offering tailored treatment plans, supportive services, and educational resources, we strive to empower, to reclaim individual well-being and provide support and healing in their journey of recovery.