Mode of delivery:

Self-paced online

Training level:

Mental and other health care workers, Emergency services, Community and volunteers


60 mins



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Course summary

An introduction to the principles and practices of Trauma-informed Self-care, with activities to help you consider how and when you might incorporate self-care in your work with disaster-impacted individuals and communities.

Why do this course?

Working with disaster-impacted individuals and communities can be both rewarding and challenging. While worker wellbeing is a shared responsibility, there are a range of strategies that workers might proactively employ to enhance and maintain their resilience and wellbeing. This short course will encourage participants to consider when these strategies might be employed, and will provide a number of audio resources that workers can use to further develop self-care skills.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed to teach frontline workers, who support disaster-impacted individuals and communities, skills and strategies to manage and maintain their own and colleagues wellbeing.

Course content

  • Introduction to the concepts of self-care, resilience, vicarious trauma and burnout
  • How and when frontline workers might employ self-care activities
  • An opportunity to practice self-care strategies and skills.

Course developers

“We’re Australia’s National Centre of Excellence in Posttraumatic Mental Health, the internationally recognised experts in trauma-related mental health and wellbeing.“
Phoenix Australia