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Looking after yourself as a busy practitioner: the importance of self-care

  • Online course

    Self-Care for Healthcare and Early Years Professionals

    Introduction

    Working in a healthcare and early years settings can be professionally and personally satisfying as well as mentally and emotionally demanding. Sustaining wellbeing and professional fulfilment is influenced by an organisation’s culture, support to perform your duties and support to care for yourself.

    Self-care is essential in helping professions to mitigate work-related stressors in order to thrive in your work. Self-care begins by identifying the aspects of the job that impact on your emotional wellbeing and to develop realistic strategies that can be implemented at work.

    About the workshop

    This workshop invites staff from healthcare and early years settings to explore their self-care needs in order to be effective in their work with families, children and colleagues.

    The course is interactive and requires participants to share their knowledge and experience. The facilitators work in partnership with participants to:

    • create a safe, accepting and respectful environment
    • explore and reflect on emotional wellbeing and how it relates to their ability to work effectively in a healthcare or early years environment
    • develop workplace self-care strategies.

    Learning outcomes and objectives

    The outcome that the Workshop seeks to achieve is that participants have an increased ability to maintain emotional wellbeing while working effectively within the human service sector.

    To achieve this outcome, the workshop is designed to meet the following objectives:

    1. To increase participants’ awareness of the importance of emotional wellbeing and self-care.
    2. To increase participants’ awareness of signs they display when their wellbeing is out of balance
    3. To increase participants’ ability to consider strategies that will support them to work effectively within the human service sector.

    Date: 19 October 2020

    Time: 11am – 12.30pm 


    Date: 24 November 2020

    Time: 11am – 12.30pm 

    Delivery: Online via Zoom (1 x 1.5 hour session)

    Cost: $75 incl GST

    Registration: Click here to register


    About the facilitator

    Nathalie Martinek

    Nathalie Martinek is a project officer working on facilitation and training in the Centre for Community Child Health Training and Development team since 2015.

    Originally from Montreal, Canada, Nathalie completed her undergraduate and her PhD in developmental biology at the University of Toronto. After moving to Melbourne with her husband, in 2005, she spent several years as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Peter Mac before moving into projects with a public health and community focus at CCCH.  This shift in focus lead her to develop programs and aids that support medical and allied health professionals in their own lifelong learning and behavioural health alongside her work at CCCH in group facilitation and partnership-centred practice.

    Nathalie is interested in the power of partnerships as agents of cultural and practice change in healthcare settings that promote the fulfillment and wellbeing of all health professionals and the communities they serve.

    Face-to-face course

    Looking after yourself as a busy practitioner: the importance of self care

    This workshop invites early years and health practitioners to explore emotional wellbeing and its impact on working effectively with families, children and colleagues.

    The workshop aims to support participants to reflect on and increase their understanding of:

    • the satisfaction and challenges of their work and how these affect their wellbeing
    • the qualities and skills required and the role of empathy in their work with families, children and colleagues
    • emotional wellbeing and the role it plays in being effective at work
    • strategies that can be used to maintain strong emotional wellbeing
    • how to embed self-care strategies into their working lives.

    Course outcome: Participants will have an awareness of the importance of emotional wellbeing and will consider strategies that will support them to work effectively within the human services sector.

    Date:

    Cost: $190

    Duration: 9:30am-1:30pm

    For enquiries email training.ccch@rch.org.au

 

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.