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Strong Social & Emotional Wellbeing

This workshop provides students with the cultural understanding required to deliver mental health services within a social and emotional wellbeing framework. This course is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

This workshop has been revised and updated to support the need for physical distancing during the pandemic. This workshop was previously delivered as Working Together. 

Note: there is a minimum number required to run this workshop in order to make it worthwhile for all students attending. Spaces are limited for this in-demand workshop, so please only book if you genuinely intend to attend.


Supporting Strong Social & Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes reflect the key domains of competence required to practice within a social and emotional wellbeing framework when delivering mental health services to First Nation peoples in Australia:

  • Understand the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and peoples.
  • Be able to explain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concepts of social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Be able to recognise and work with risk and protective factors that affect social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Understand the influence of the historical, political and social determinants on social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Gain understanding of strength-based, trauma-informed practice when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Identify the cultural basis of your own values and practices.

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Workshop facilitators: Each workshop is facilitated by two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists.

Workshop materials: Students will receive a comprehensive workbook to support learning during and after the workshop.

Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which allows AHPRA registered practitioners to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.


Students should plan to attend ALL the dates and session times indicated for this workshop. Please fill out only one enrolment form.

See our FAQs for how online workshops are being delivered. 

Important! Before you enrol: We are required to provide our services to people who live/work/study or provide services in the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) area. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please check Who can attend recovery college. If your address is outside of WSLHD area but you study or provide services within the Western Sydney LHD, please ensure you respond to the relevant question on the enrolment form to explain your connection to the area.

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