What is an acute stress reaction?

Acute stress reactions are traumatic reactions that occur within a month of the incident. Usually involves a reaction to an abrupt, single easily identified cause (i.e. the sort of stress that happens after any threatening event, including a critical incident). Reactions that develop later than one month post event are called post-traumatic stress reactions (HSE, 2012).

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The National Steering Committee (NSC)

The National Steering Committee (NSC) is the team behind CISM Network Ireland and incorporates a wide range of individuals representing a variety of different organisations.

NSC Members

The following is a list of the current list of organisations who sit on the National Steering Committee

Dublin Fire Brigade
State Claims Agency
Defence Forces
Department of Defence
Civil Defence Board
Representative of Individual Members
Irish Prison Service
Irish Coast Guard
Order of Malta
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
NAS CISM Committee
Vhi Healthcare (trading as Vhi Corporate Solutions
HSE Office of Emergency Management
Irish Red Cross
TUSLA
Oberstown Campus

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

    Health Service Executive

    Pre-Hospital Emergency
    Care Council

    State Claims Agency

    TUSLA

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