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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 agency, delivered by the Injury Control Council of WA and funded by the Road Trauma Trust Account with contract management through the Road Safety Commission WA, 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.

Road Trauma Support WA will again join other leading road safety organisations across WA, Australia and the world to promote the annual Shine a Light on Road Safety Week campaign which is held during global Road Safety Week from May 8 to 14 2017. For further information about how you and your organisation can get involved in the campaign please click here

Latest News

April 20

Grief, Trauma and Loss Workshop to head to Margaret River in May

Our emergency services personnel are such professionals working in some of the most challenging situations imagineable - it's often too easy to forget that they also may need support both professionally and personally to do the work they do. Our specialised grief and trauma counsellors will be takin...

April 13

Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia lets regional and remote WA know that help is out there for those in need

Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia joined the Road Trauma Support team in Bunbury on Thursday May 9 for a specially tailored grief trauma and loss workshop for emergency services personnel in the region. The day long session was designed to assist those on the front line both professionally and pe...


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