Professional Development

Self-Care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Workers

From an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective, health and wellbeing is more than just about your own physical wellbeing. It includes the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole community.

If you’re not feeling your best, experiencing discomfort, concerned about someone you care about, or simply finding your emotions and thoughts in disarray, join this in-person workshop. During this workshop we will explore the risks of compassion fatigue, burnout and vicarious trauma with a view to growing your resilience and strength in ways that will help you keep track of, account for and assist in resisting the negative outcomes of working with people experiencing trauma.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased understanding the risk factors associated with burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma;
  • Increased knowledge of the intersections of accountability for self care in the helping professions, and
  • Demonstrate increased confidence, skills, and capacity to be proactive in seeking self care and resilience building strategies.

Who should attend this online workshop?

This workshop is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family and/or Community Workers whose role is to support Aboriginal children and their families in Western Sydney Nepean Blue Mountains.


Sigrid Herring has more than 25 years’ experience developing, implementing and managing community-based services and projects for families, community groups, children and young people. Sigrid has also over 20 years’ experience training community and workforce groups in family violence, sexual violence, child protection, case management, working with adult survivors, and working with Aboriginal families and communities.


More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: AW2565

Artwork – © Amy Allerton, Contemporary Aboriginal Artist of the Gamilaroi, Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung Nations

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Aboriginal Workforce Development Program


Tuesday 21 November 2023


9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Aboriginal Workforce Development Program


LEAD Learning Centre
10/197 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills, NSW 2147


  • Aboriginal Workers of TEI Funded Services: FREE

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