This introductory training is a pilot of a training program being developed for the family / carer lived experience workforce.

At the completion of this module, you will be able to:

Describe positive impacts of family/carer lived experience work on the worker
Understand the potential impact of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma on family/carer workers
Explain why self-care is essential for family/carer lived experience workers
Name and describe how to access personal and workplace resources to support wellbeing
Identify activities that support self-care and wellbeing
Describe the benefits of family/carer discipline-specific supervision
Describe organizational and personal responsibilities around managing wellbeing in the workplace
Identify supports available for family/carer workers in Victoria


  • Jacqui Hill (amily/Carer Workforce Development Coordinator) — CMHL
  • Kelle Reid (amily/Carer Workforce Development Coordinator) — CMHL

Eligibility criteria

This is free training for people currently working in designated family/carer lived experience (LE) roles in Victorian-funded public mental health services (including Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect Centres and Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals). This is an introductory training and designed for those in their first few years of family carer lived experience work. Priority will be given to family carer lived experience workers who have less than 2 years' experience in a family carer LE designated role. Spaces are limited to 2 staff places per organisation. Please note, if you do register and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed prior to the event.

Categories: Capability 13 - Enabling reflective and supportive ways of working, Developing and sustaining lived and living experience workforces (clearinghouse)
Disciplines: Lived Experience Workforce
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Infant, Child, Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons

Thursday 2 May 2024
09:00 to 15:00
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Provided by Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL)
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