march, 2019

20mar9:30 am- 4:30 pmWellbeing, Self-care and Worker Sustainability9:30 am - 4:30 pm CBD


Event Details

The concept of ‘self-care’ in the workplace is often focused on the individual: if you’re not managing, then you must be doing something wrong. But a feminist view of self-care includes the crucial consideration of context. Caring for yourself as a professional is a joint act shared by you and your workplace. You do have to take responsibility for yourself, but you also need support.

This one-day training will provide practical strategies and tools for you and your employer to support your wellbeing while doing family violence work at a time of unprecedented demand and rapid change.

This training will cover:

  • Critiquing the concepts of ‘self-care’, ‘burnout’ and ‘compassion fatigue’, and considering how workers and employers are mutually responsible for wellbeing and sustainability
  • Developing a sustainability plan with practical strategies that go beyond surface solutions
  • Managing the increased demand on the sector at a time of rapid change
  • Getting aligned with your values to sustain ‘self’ through the unique challenges of family violence work
  • Using a trauma-informed and feminist lens to consider the impact of the work.


(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm