Welcome to CISM Network Ireland

The purpose of this site is to provide a portal for the promotion and exchange of best practice information on Critical Incident Stress Management and information on standards, availability and provision of training for CISM.

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What is Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)? 

Critical Incident Stress Management, or CISM, is an intervention protocol developed specifically for dealing with traumatic events. It is a formal, highly structured and professionally recognised process for helping those involved in a critical incident to share their experiences, vent emotions, learn about stress reactions and symptoms and given referral for further help if required. It is not psychotherapy. It is a confidential, voluntary and educative process, sometimes called 'psychological first aid'.

First developed for use with military combat veterans and then civilian first responders (police, fire, ambulance, emergency workers and disaster rescuers), it has now been adapted and used virtually everywhere there is a need to address traumatic impact in peoples lives.

There are several types of CISM interventions that can be used, depending on the situation. Variations of these interventions can be used for groups, individuals, families and in the workplace

News and Events

Check out our latest news and events.

    Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) NFQ Level 8 Training - Sept 2018

  • Institute of Technology Carlow and CISM Network Ireland are pleased to announce that they will be conducting a CISM Level 8 course in I.T Carlow on 03-07 Sept 2018. Full details are available here

    Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell's presentation on Managing challenges in a CISM system is now available. You can access it here

Our Members

The following are a list of the current membership of the network

  • National
    Ambulance Service

    Prison Service

    Red Cross

    Order of Malta


    Defence Forces

    Vhi Corporate

    Dublin Fire


    Irish Coast Guard

    Health Service Executive

    Pre-Hospital Emergency
    Care Council

    State Claims Agency


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