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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This guide addresses stress management for emergency medical personnel, Gardaí/police officers, fire service, military and other personnel who may encounter stressful situations not normally experienced by the general public.

A synopsis of the CISM Guide's contents, are as follows:

  • Nature of stress
  • What is stress?
  • Stress paths
  • PTSD and contributing factors
  • Sources of stress
  • Signs of stress
  • Dangerous signs of stress
  • Stress survival skills
  • Stress control for life
    1. Diet
    2. Exercise
    3. Smoking
  • Positive Mental attitude
  • Spirituality
  • Relaxation
    1. Progressive muscle relaxation
    2. Guided Imagery
  • A life beyond the job
  • Limited self-disclosure
  • False stress cures
  • The satisfying side of stress
  • Conditions requiring professional assistance

Price: €10 per copy

Ordering the booklet

If you wish to purchase copies of the booklet, please download and complete an order form

Completed order forms should be posted to:
CISM Network Ireland
Room C255
Department of Built Envirnoment & Extended Campus
School of Engineering
Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road, Carlow.

If you have any queries relating to this booklet, please email us

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

    Search & Rescue Dogs

    Irish Coast Guard

    Health Service Executive

    Pre-Hospital Emergency
    Care Council

    State Claims Agency


Webmaster: Martin Gillick