Bush Sup­port Ser­vices Workshops

Bush Sup­port Ser­vices offers a com­pre­hen­sive port­fo­lio of resilience-build­ing work­shops aimed at improv­ing the psy­cho­log­i­cal, social and emo­tion­al well-being of those work­ing in the bush. These work­shops are skills-based with the pri­ma­ry goal of sus­tain­ing peo­ple and enabling them to not only sur­vive but to thrive whilst work­ing in the remote context.

Facil­i­ta­tors are expe­ri­enced psy­chol­o­gists who are liv­ing and work­ing in rur­al and remote loca­tions around Aus­tralia and have many years expe­ri­ence in the pro­vi­sion of work­shops in remote loca­tions includ­ing Tor­res Strait Islands, Cocos and Christ­mas Island, Kim­ber­ley, Alice Springs, Gove, North and West Queens­land and out­back NSW.

The work­shop port­fo­lio includes 4 tiers of com­pli­men­ta­ry work­shops that can be com­bined or built upon to tai­lor to the needs of indi­vid­ual organ­i­sa­tions. These work­shops are ide­al for work­places want­i­ng to ori­en­tate staff to work­ing remote includ­ing min­ing com­pa­nies, rur­al and remote GP’s asso­ci­a­tions, defence and police forces, ambu­lance offi­cers, teach­ing staff, medicare locals and med­ical and nurs­ing associations.

BSS Work­shops are deliv­ered on-demand and tai­lored to meet the needs of our clients. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, sub­mit an enquiry here.

Our Work­shops


CECW — Col­lab­o­ra­tive, Engag­ing and Con­nect­ed Workplaces

The CECW work­shop explores the cen­tral idea that respect­ful behav­iours are cen­tral to a healthy work­place cul­ture. The work­shop address­es inter­per­son­al skills, val­ues-based and reflec­tive prac­tices that are nec­es­sary for deal­ing with the com­plex­i­ties of work­place culture.

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Help­ful Con­ver­sa­tions (Basic Coun­selling Skills)

Health pro­fes­sion­als of all dis­ci­plines need to be able to com­mu­ni­cate with their patients and clients in help­ful ways. This work­shop intro­duces the fun­da­men­tals of coun­selling style. It explores the unique array of com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, such as body lan­guage, attend­ing, ques­tion­ing and active lis­ten­ing and empa­thy that are employed by coun­sel­lors to relate to oth­ers and to effect change.

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Online DIY Man­ag­ing Con­flict Workshop

In this course you can explore some dif­fer­ent ways of han­dling con­flict, includ­ing issues such as express­ing your feel­ings, build­ing self-con­fi­dence and improv­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The mod­ule is pre­sent­ed in sev­en dis­crete sec­tions which con­tain back­ground read­ing mate­r­i­al togeth­er with sug­gest­ed exer­cis­es which are to be com­plet­ed before advanc­ing to the next Learn­ing Package.

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PPT — Psy­cho­log­i­cal Pre­pared­ness for Trauma

Work­ers in remote health work­places are more like­ly to expe­ri­ence trau­mat­ic events. This work­shop looks at ways par­tic­i­pants can pre­pare for the psy­cho­log­i­cal impact of trau­ma. The work­shop explores spe­cif­ic strate­gies aimed at mit­i­gat­ing the emo­tion­al and behav­iour­al con­se­quences of being exposed to trauma.

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