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Viewing Objectionable Material

Course summary
Targeted preparation and support training for individuals who are exposed to objectionable material as part of their role.
Why do this course?

The viewing of objectionable material is a known workplace health and safety hazard with the potential to cause psychological harm. Individuals who are exposed to objectionable material as part of their job require targeted preparation and support. Strengthening the psychological resilience of personnel is an important risk mitigation strategy.

This course draws on relevant literature and our extensive expertise in working with organisations, including knowledge of evidence-informed approaches to pre-incident preparedness, coping strategies to use during and following exposure to potentially traumatic material, and the role of organisational support.

Who should do this course?
Designed for organisations whose employees are regularly exposed to objectionable material as part of their role. Materials may include any media or communication that describes or depicts matters such as sexual or physical violence, exploitation, horror, crime, or cruelty in a manner that may result in distress to the viewer, reader or listener.
Course content
  • Resilience and possible impacts of viewing objectionable material
  • Identifying triggers and risk factors
  • Identifying problematic distress in yourself and others
  • Adaptive work practices
  • Stress management and coping skills
  • Improving your overall wellbeing
  • Managing the potential impacts on family
  • Getting help
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

Mode of delivery:

Private, Face-to-face


2 days


On request

Training level:

Non-mental health practitioners, Organisations

Viewing Objectionable Material
Private, Face-to-face
2 days
Price on request
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For Organisations
Contact us to discuss online group rates for your organisation, or tailored face-to-face training for this course
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What you need to access this course?


Level 3, 161 Barry Street

Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9035 5599

Fax: +61 3 9035 5455