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Support arrives for those affected by road trauma

Support for families affected by road trauma is now available with the opening of Road trauma support WA under the management of Injury Control Council of Western Australia (ICCWA).The state-wide, free service was recently opened by Acting Minister for Police and Road Safety, John Day.

The service will offer information, peer support and specialised trauma counselling for anyone who has been affected by road trauma within Western Australia (WA), including families, witnesses and emergency service personnel. It also offers preventative education.

WA averages nearly 200 road fatalities each year. 2800 serious injuries occur from road crashes and over one-quarter (28%) sustain life-threatening injuries. Deborah Costello the CEO of ICCWA say the service will help reduce the mental and social distress associated with road trauma and is critical to building a healthy and supportive community.

Source: Injury Control Council of WA Media

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Injury Control Council of Western Australia
Suite 10
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi St
West Perth WA 6005
Ph: (08) 9420 7262
Email: admin@rtswa.org.au

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Last updated: 25 November 2013
 
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