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Road Trauma Awareness and Support

Welcome to Road Trauma Support WA

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Road Trauma Support WA is a not-for-profit service, delivered by the Injury Control Council of WA and funded from the WA Road Trauma Trust Account with a Vision:

To reduce further psychological and social distress for all people affected by road trauma in Western Australia, in a way that promotes community inclusion by increasing awareness and understanding of their needs.

RTSWA offers client-focused:

  • Information
  • Specialised trauma and bereavement counselling, and
  • Prevention education

to all people affected by road trauma:

  • those involved and/or injured, the bereaved, and their families, carers and friends.
  • those who may have caused a trauma
  • witnesses
  • emergency service personnel and associated industry workers.

We are committed to being respectful of an individual’s cultural and family values, in accordance with our Mission, we aim to provide an effective and efficient service, within a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Counselling and support services are provided free of charge to anyone impacted by road trauma, irrespective of when the incident occurred, or the person’s actual level of involvement, be it direct or indirect.

Road Trauma Support WA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters throughout Western Australia and pays respects to Elders past and present. We recognise the importance of continued connection to culture, country and community for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Coming Up: March 2017 - Bunbury Workshop for Emergency Service Personnel 

Working with Grief, Loss and Trauma: How to Support Yourself and Others

Road Trauma Support WA, in conjunction with Sirens of Silence (SOS) and Curtin University, presents a workshop designed to support emergency service personnel. This is a specifically tailored one-day course that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and resources to:

  • Respond appropriately to those impacted by grief, loss and trauma;
  • Undertake death notifications;
  • Understand the impact on yourself of working with grief, loss and trauma;
  • Develop self-care strategies to prevent burn out and the onset of post-traumatic stress.

The workshop will be interactive, facilitating the sharing of knowledge, experiences and ideas across the different emergency services and allow for important peer discussion and support. Emphasis will be on assisting participants to develop their own self-care plan/resilience strategies and to help them integrate them into their working and personal lives.

Download the event flyer to find out more.

Latest News

February 21

Road Trauma Support ambassador Mark Daniels talks redefining disability at the ICCWA Grassroots Falls Festival - take two

ICCWA and Road Trauma Support WA Ambassador Mark Daniels spoke in front of more than 270 health pracitioners and falls specialists from across WA and Australia at the recent Grassroots Fall Festival Take Two in Fremantle on February 16 and 17. The two-day conference looked at some of the grassroots...

December 19

World Day of Remembrance in Cockburn Gazette

Road Trauma Support WA's World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims held at the Fremantle Sailing Club on Sunday November 20 was covered by the Cockburn Gazette on December 13 2016. The article featured RTSWA client Bev Abela, singing a song she had composed especially for the occasion as a t...


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