Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Self-care strategies to prevent vicarious trauma & burnout

Vicarious trauma and burnout are major risk factors for mental health workers. Being able to manage our own trigger responses to repeatedly witnessing the distress of others is essential.



Support workers who deal with clients in distress on a regular basis.



At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise when they are adversely affected by stories of trauma
  • Understand how to manage the impact of vicarious trauma and burnout
  • Develop a toolbox of strategies for self-care.



Content for this workshop will include:

  • Definitions of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • The role of empathy, compassion and boundaries in working with clients
  • Strategies for managing burnout / compassion fatigue
  • Understanding the autonomic nervous system
  • Models of reflective practice



Mental Health Victoria Member rate $371.25 (includes 25 per cent discount)

Non-member rate $495

All course materials are included.


To register

Please visit the registration calendar to register online.


Online training: Zoom

This training will be delivered online via Zoom. A link along with materials for the course will be emailed to the participants one day prior.


Customised in-house training

Mental Health Victoria can customise any of our training and professional development programs to meet your specific organisational needs, and then deliver online.