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 - Nov 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 19-23 Nov 2018. Full details are available here

Suicide in the Workplace - Prevention, Intervention, Postvention - the CISM Response

  • CISM Network Ireland are pleased to announce that they will be conducting this workshop in the O'Brien Institute on 01 Nov 2018. Full details are available here

  • 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

      Irish
      Prison Service

      Irish
      Red Cross

      Order of Malta
      Ireland

      Civil
      Defence

      Defence Forces
      Ireland

      Vhi Corporate
      Solutions

      Dublin Fire
      Brigade

      Oberstown
      Campus

      Irish Coast Guard
      Brigade

      Health Service Executive

      Pre-Hospital Emergency
      Care Council

      State Claims Agency

      TUSLA

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