Page 5577 - Week 14 - Thursday, 30 November 2017

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Compassion Fatigue

Articulate the personal rewards of working within the helping profession

Differentiate between compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious trauma, moral distress

Identify the warning signs of vicarious trauma, reflect and discuss the impact

Identify factors related to compassion satisfaction

Know the principles of Low Impact Debriefing

Identify strategies and resources for immediate self and longer term resiliency

Begin a personal self-care plan based on your own personal and professional balance

How to beat fatigue

The causes and risks of fatigue,

How fatigue affects mental and physical wellbeing

Practical strategies to reduce fatigue to enhance our day-to-day functioning

Managing Psychological Illness in the Workplace

Be able to identify behaviours and symptoms which suggest a worker may be experiencing psychological injury or ill health

Be aware of strategies for communicating with staff they are concerned may have a psychological illness or may be developing a psychological illness

Have increased confidence in managing staff who may be experiencing mental health issues

Understand the importance of the support of a line manager in successfully managing the durable return to work of an employee with psychological illness or injury

Be aware of early intervention strategies available to all employees, such as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Understand ‘reasonable adjustment’ and how this can be implemented in their work area

Understand how a non-compensable psychological injury is managed within the ACTPS and how this may differ from the management of a compensable injury

Understand privacy provisions and what is appropriate to discuss with co-workers of an employee with mental health issues

Be aware of the ACTPS work health and safety policy and how this relates to workers with a psychological illness or injury

Be aware of supports available for them in managing staff with psychological injury or illness

Pillars of Resilience

Understand the importance of building resilience

Help build a working knowledge on the four pillars of resilience

Recognise our own stresses and how to contain stress more effectively

Understand how EAP can assist

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