If you have experienced childhood trauma, you can speak with a Blue Knot Helpline trauma counsellor including for support and applications around national redress

1300 657 380
Monday - Sunday
between 9am - 5pm AEST
or via email helpline@blueknot.org.au

 

Do you live with disability?  Have you experienced abuse, neglect, violence or exploitation?

For support for Disability Royal Commission or general support contact our National Counselling & Referral Service

1800 421 468
9am - 6pm AEST Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEST Sat, Sun & public holidays


Workshop Details

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
(Registration from 8:45am)
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Cost

Early Bird Price - $310

Group (3+) - $300 per person

Professional Member** - $290

Standard Price - $330

Student Price - $250

*The early bird price applies to all bookings for workshops made 8 weeks or more ahead of the training date.
**You must be logged in as an Blue Knot Foundation professional member to be eligible for this price. Click here to become a professional member.

Testimonials

“Very helpful workshop - prompted reflection on self, practice and work issues. Thanks for providing different tools and ideas to use with clients/ colleagues/ family and self.”

KATHLEEN MILLER Alice Springs

“The self-care discussion helps remind you to check in with yourself. A reminder that for us to help others, we must care for ourselves too.”

NANETTE Women's Cottage

“An exceptionally good workshop where the trainer clearly imparted their deep and thorough understanding." ”

Gwen Lavis Counsellor

“Self care strategies shared provide realistic ways to care for myself and to help others care for themself. ”

Anonymous, Narooma

“I found this training extremely enlightening and eye opening. Highly recommended! ”

Anonymous Lifeline

CPD Information

Professionals may claim CPD hours / credits / points for their participation in Blue Knot Foundation training workshops as a self-directed learning activity.

Blue Knot Foundation helps you meet your reporting obligations by having clearly articulated learning outcomes attached to each workshop and issuing Certificates of Attendance to participants upon completion of the workshop. For more information please refer to your professional association or the AHPRA website.

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Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma

This training program explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work.

This training, informed by current research, will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to better recognise the early signs of various stress outcomes. It offers a range of organisational, interpersonal and personal strategies to address the risks of Vicarious Trauma and its impacts, and foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience.

By participating in this professional development training participants will:

  • Define Vicarious Trauma and distinguish VT from other stress experiences
  • Discuss risk and protective factors and understand vicarious resilience and compassion
  • Analyse the role of organisations, trauma-informed supervision and self-care in managing vicarious trauma 

Who should attend?

It is appropriate for all workers who work with trauma clients and/or are exposed to traumatic material such as people’s trauma stories, reports with trauma content, reading material, legal reports, compensation claims, visual trauma material and media content.  

BRISBANE


23 Apr
IBIS Styles Elizabeth Street
40 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane
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CANBERRA


7 May
Mantra on Northbourne
84 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra
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MELBOURNE


17 May
Adina Apartment Hotel
189 Queen Street
Melbourne
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NOWRA


24 May
Quest Nowra
130 Kinghorne Street
Nowra
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GOLD COAST


28 May
Mantra Legends Hotel
25 Laycock Street
Surfers Paradise
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HOBART


4 Jun
Hadley's Orient Hotel
34 Murray Street
Hobart
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PARRAMATTA


25 Jun
Holiday Inn Parramatta
18-40 Anderson Street
Parramatta
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Testimonials

“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”

ANONYMOUS

“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”

STEVEN

"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”

TAMARA

Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

For media comment, please contact:
Dr Cathy Kezelman
+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611
or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au


For media enquiries, please contact: 
Julia Macerola
+61 422 337 332
or julia@fiftyacres.com