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Wellbeing, self care and worker sustainability

Wellbeing, self care and worker sustainability

This one day training considers the needs of a sector that is experiencing unprecedented demand and rapid change and has been designed for Specialist Family Violence Practitioners in direct work and the Team Leaders and Practice Leads who support them. The training offers an opportunity to develop practical strategies and tools to assist with preserving ‘self’, while continuing to do complex and demanding work.

The day will cover the following topics:

  • Critiquing and reframing concepts of ‘self-care’, ‘worker burn-out’, and ‘compassion fatigue’.
  • Transformative nature of aligning values to the work you do to create meaning
  • Strategies for locating yourself within a broader system for change
  • How to manage the pace of change, the reforms and their impact on individual workloads
  • Develop a holistic tool to build a plan for wellbeing and sustainability
  • Utilising a feminist and trauma informed framework to understand the impact of the work
  • Strategies for professional and personal empowerment through the work
  • Importance of a mutual approach between worker and agency to enable support


Friday, 25 May 2018 - 9:30am to 4:30pm


Melbourne CBD