Systems of Support (SoS) is a research-backed, innovative program developed by Barrington Centre Senior Psychologists. The Trauma and Crisis research work that informs the program was developed as part of Barrington Centre’s work with Stanford University. 

Systems of Support is a unique approach to trauma resolution that combine measurable impact through baseline-and-post assessment, 1:1 consultation, self-paced module work, and the forming of a supportive peer group, to provide participants with a holistic “system” to repair trauma and build resilience. 

Since its introduction in 2018, Systems of Support has created consistent, measurable, and sustainable change in reducing the impact of workforce-related, cumulative trauma in schools, veterinary practices, transport providers, emergency management, and courts and legal services.

The Systems of Support framework takes all the elements that have been proven by research to facilitate and promote mental health wellbeing and resilience, and places them into an end-to-end, 5-step system that creates an environment that repair trauma, reduce stressors, and increase resilience. The effective outcomes of Systems of Support have recently been validated through a rigorous critical review by the University of Queensland. You can view the research paper here (PDF).

If you are looking for our Vet-industry-specific SoS Program, please click here.

The program breaks down the elements of psychological support to trauma into 5 steps:  

You start by completing two evidence-based and robust online psychological assessments. From this, we learn more about how you currently cope with stress and trauma, and how resilient and mentally healthy you are right now.

1:1 consultation with a Senior Psychologist will provide you with an understanding of where your strengths are, and what areas need to be worked on during your program.

Work through three online learning modules, which incorporate topics relevant to your specific industry, addressing YOU, YOUR MIND, and YOUR WORK.

Connection to others is a vital and powerful psychological tool to reduce sense of isolation and disconnect. Participants will be given 3 months’ access to a secure and confidential online chat room at the completion of the program to provide them with an opportunity to build their peer-based support system through connection with other like-minded industry professionals.

At the completion of the program, you will repeat the same baseline assessments to see the positive change in areas of resilience and your coping skills.
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