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Free for Mem­bers until 30 June 2024.

Sad­ly, we reg­u­lar­ly hear health work­ers nor­mal­is­ing trau­mat­ic expe­ri­ences as a nor­mal part of liv­ing and work­ing in rur­al or remote envi­ron­ments. This nor­mal­i­sa­tion inval­i­dates the expe­ri­ence, can be an unhealthy cop­ing strat­e­gy and can neg­a­tive­ly impact the heal­ing journey.

This course has been designed by men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als with remote expe­ri­ence to enable health work­ers to improve their under­stand­ing of what they are expe­ri­enc­ing and to recog­nise strate­gies to bet­ter sup­port them­selves, oth­ers and their work­places through these events.

This course pro­vides a range of prac­ti­cal strate­gies and real-life sce­nar­ios to help health work­ers to:

  • Iden­ti­fy trau­ma and com­mon responses
  • Dis­cov­er ways to sup­port them­selves and others
  • Learn what work­places can do to sup­port their employees
  • Know when and where to seek addi­tion­al support.

This course is suit­able for any­one sup­port­ing the deliv­ery of health care in a rur­al or remote com­mu­ni­ty. This includes nurs­es, doc­tors, mid­wives, Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander health workers/​practitioners, para­medics, aged care work­ers, allied health pro­fes­sion­als, interns and students.