Self Care Workshop Portfolio

Bush support services offers a comprehensive portfolio of resilience-building workshops aimed at improving the psychological, social and emotional wellbeing of those working in the bush. These workshops are skills-based with the primary goal of sustaining people and enabling them to not only survive but to thrive whilst working in the remote context.

Facilitators are experienced psychologists who are living and working in rural and remote locations around Australia with many years experience in the provision of workshops in remote locations including Torres Strait Islands, Cocos and Christmas Island, Kimberley, Alice Springs, Gove, North and West Queensland and outback NSW.

The workshop portfolio includes 4 tiers of complementary workshops that can be combined or built upon to tailor to the needs of individual organisations. These workshops are ideal for workplaces wanting to orientate staff to working remote including mining companies, rural and remote gps associations, defence and police forces, ambulance officers, teaching staff, medicare locals, medical and nursing associations.

• building resilience
• managing stress and identifying burnout
• introduction to mindfulness
• introductory communication skills
• exercise and mental health
• maintaining relationships
• work/life balance

• intermediate communication skills
• cultural awareness
• managing challenging situations
• conflict and bullying
• burnout and ptsd
• intermediate mindfulness
• cultivating creativity

• developing psychological flexibility
• reflective practice
• mindful leadership
• advanced mindfulness
• living creatively
• advanced communication
• self awareness
• advanced cultural awareness

Bush Support Services offers a space for deep reflection and experiential learning where those attending will be invited to open up, be aware and engage with their environment and develop the awareness of self, essential to thriving in the remote context.

Unique venues will be made available to maximise relaxation, rejuvenation and restoration of wellbeing.

Complementary therapies including massage and yoga will be available to participants. This workshop will assist a developing awareness of personal values and organisational culture in order to enhance the relationship that we have with our work.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no Workshops currently scheduled. 

Please contact BSS@crana.org.au if you’re interested in holding or attending a workshop.