Free vicarious trauma workshops for ATSI health and community services workers

Last year, I was very pleased to announce that the Health Services Union (HSU) had committed $50,000 towards Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA) for the work they do in supporting women, men and children experiencing family and domestic violence.

You can read more about RDVSA here:

You can also view the flyer here.

As part of this initiative the HSU has funded free vicarious trauma workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and organisations to increase understanding and capacity to respond to vicarious trauma at work.

RDVSA will be running a further two free vicarious trauma workshops with places available to HSU members, see below:

Tuesday 22nd June 9am-1pm AEST


Tuesday 29th June 9am-1pm AEST

The workshops will be conducted via Zoom.

To register, members can email RDVSA at [E-Mail not displayed] with your name, organisation, position and preferred date.

The HSU and RDVSA are also interested in supporting members who may wish to facilitate this program in the future. This would involve attending a 2-day ‘train the trainer’ course (dates to be advised). If you are interested in attending, please indicate this in your email to [E-Mail not displayed].