What is trauma?
Trauma happens when a person is exposed to an extraordinary situation that causes physical and emotional after-effects. Someone doesn't have to be hurt to have experienced trauma. Witnessing any type of personal or environmental disaster or being threatened with an assault are also traumatic incidents. We offer cover after certain traumatic events as well as counselling support.
The revalence of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa has ignited our #DiscoverYourVoice campaign which encourages those who experience GBV to reach out for help and to access the immediate and confidential trauma support and scheme benefits.
Discovery Trauma Support is available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mobile, face-to-face counselling (in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town) by trained counsellors is made possible by our fleet of dedicated Discovery Trauma Support vehicles.