Trauma-Informed Care – elearning for healthcare
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Available on the Learning Hub

This programme is available on the NHS Learning Hub. We recommend you read the information on this webpage to find out more about the programme before you access the learning (

More information about the Learning Hub and the migration of elfh programmes can be found here.

About the Trauma-Informed Care programme

Recognising that NHS and social care staff are routinely exposed to trauma at work and experience moral injury, NHSE has worked in collaboration to design bespoke ‘trauma-informed care training’, ensuring these workforces become truly trauma- informed. Whilst we acknowledge that embedding trauma-informed care requires a systematic, multifaceted approach, the aim of this trauma-informed training is to support the learner in deepening their understanding on the importance of becoming more trauma sensitive in the way care is delivered, both as an individual and within a team or service.

The learning journey will be an ongoing and adaptive process which fosters a trauma-sensitive culture throughout all health and social care settings. The endpoint will be all staff understanding the impact of actual, potential and vicarious trauma on the lives of those who access services, and those who work within them, in order to reduce the potential for trauma to cause lasting harm and instead promoting post traumatic growth.

An introduction to trauma-informed care

The following animation gives you an introduction to trauma-informed care and the 5 sessions of the programme. 

Primary and secondary audiences

Health and social care staff 

Meet the team

  • Rebecca Burgess-Dawson

    Rebecca Burgess-Dawson

    National Clinical Lead (Mental Health), NHS England
  • Janette Hiscoe

    Janette Hiscoe

    Project Officer, National Mental Health Programme, NHS England
  • Rebekka Campbell

    Rebekka Campbell

    Programme Manager - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Dave Beardmore

    Dave Beardmore

    Senior Project Manager - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Karen Walker - ID

    Karen Walker

    Lead Learning Designer - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Cath Moran

    Catherine Moran

    Graphic Designer - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Louise Garrahan

    Senior Marketing and Communications Officer - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England

How to access

To access this elfh programme, you will require a Learning Hub account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. Note that if you hold a full elfh account, you can sign into the Learning Hub using your existing login credentials.


To view the Trauma-Informed Care programme, select the View button below. If you already have a Learning Hub account, you will also be able to login and access the resources within the programme .


NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Trauma-Informed Care programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.
Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access to the Learning Hub, you may be able to access the service if you have an existing OpenAthens account. Please go to Learning Hub and sign in with your existing credentials.

If you do not have an existing OpenAthens account, please contact elfh directly to check whether you may be eligible for access.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Trauma-Informed Care programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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