• Eligibility: All SA Health Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals and Scientific Officers
  • Duration: Self-paced learning up to six hours
  • Mode: Online

Resilience is a key predictor of physical and psychological wellbeing and can be developed and strengthened by learning and practising skills that positively influence your ability to manage and respond to challenges and stressors.

The Resilience and Wellbeing Support Program is a 3-module online package with in built assessments which has been designed for clinical staff working in complex and changing healthcare environments.

  • Module One introduces the basics of resilience and includes practical tools to support clinical staff through challenges. Being resilient involves being able to apply various tools and strategies in response to adversity, and these tools can be learned. Participants will learn to:
    • Recognise influences that determine whether adversity is viewed as a threat or challenge
    • Explore how interpretation of adverse events play a part in how we respond to adversity and overall wellbeing
    • Develop a wellbeing plan.
  • Module Two will explore the underlying ethical principles in clinical decision making and how to balance ethical principles and moral regret. Participants will learn to:
    • Understand how to balance ethical principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for autonomy and justice.
  • Module Three covers compassion fatigue and includes helpful strategies on how to minimise it. Participants will learn to:
    • Discover who is at risk of developing compassion fatigue, symptoms of compassion fatigue and the factors that contribute to it with strategies for managing compassion fatigue.
    • Recognise the difference between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout in health professionals.

The Resilience and Wellbeing Support Program complements the varied strategies and tools available to support clinicians to invest in growing personal resilience and contributing to overall health and wellbeing.

How to apply

All SA Health Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals and Scientific Officers can enrol in the Resilience and Wellbeing Support Program via the University of Melbourne.

If eligible, you will receive an email with further instructions and login details within 24 hours of enrolment.

If you do not receive an email, check your Junk Folder and then contact the Nursing and Midwifery Office at health.nursingandmidwiferytraining@sa.gov.au or the University of Melbourne’s mobile learning team at mobile-learning@unimelb.edu.au.

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