Trauma stems from a normal response to an overwhelming stress. Everyone responds differently, and in different time frames, after experiencing a frightening, dangerous and harmful event.
Trauma-informed care is important to help people recover as best as possible, and the Victim Support Unit offers emotional support, strategies, information and guidance to people in need.
The NSW Government, via the Department of Justice : Victims Services, offers counselling, financial assistance and recognition payments to victims of crimes that occurred in NSW. VOCAL can assist clients with applications.