CANCELLED Training & workshops – for Mental health professionals & pastoral care support staff

The Humanitarian had planned to offer a three-day workshop in Melbourne in October 2020, specifically for personnel working in mental health or pastoral care support roles. Please be advised that this intensive workshop series has now been CANCELLED due to limitations imposed by the global pandemic.

FYI, the workshops assumed limited preexisting knowledge and experience of working with humanitarian workers or with the humanitarian sector.

The three day program was designed in sequence and was recommended to be undertaken as a whole. It is proposed that this workshop will now be offered online in 2021.

Friday, Oct 16th 2020 CANCELLED WS11 Day 1: The psychology of supporting aid workers
Saturday, Oct 17th 2020 CANCELLED WS11 Day 2: The psychology of supporting aid workers
Sunday, Oct 18th 2020 CANCELLED WS11 Day 3: The psychology of supporting aid workers

Full 3-day workshop registration fee: $1200 (AUD) including gst
20% discount if purchased prior to 16th June (cost $ 960 including gst)
10% discount if purchased prior to 16th August (cost $ 1080 including gst)
Postgraduate students who’ve graduated within the last 12 months and has an interest in humanitarian staff support psychology are welcome to attend the workshops at a 50% discount.

This training could be of benefit for those undertaking a mental health, pastoral care or counselling support role within organizations who offer psychosocial and counselling support services to the aid and development sector.

Mental health professionals may also find this training of interest for professional development purposes although aptness of the training and points to be acquired will be at the discretion of the participant.  Each day of the 3-day workshop will incorporate opportunity for updating and refreshing evidence-based knowledge; microskill practice, peer consultation and case study review.

This workshop is offered in Melbourne but can also be facilitated interstate if there is sufficient professional interest.

For those travelling interstate, please note that comfortable accommodation is available on site of the training venue (go to with a multitude of cafes and restaurants along the Italian Lygon Street precinct just a 1 minute walk from the venue. The venue is easily accessible from the airport and city centre with an airport shuttle bus service to the hotel ( A one-way taxi ride to/from the airport will cost in the vicinity of AUD $60 to AUD $70.
To view the travel route from Melbourne Airport, click here.

For those travelling to the training by car, discounted parking is offered on-site at the rate of $ 10 per day.  Two and three-hour metered parking is also available in nearby streets.  Swanston Street, Victoria Street and Nicholson Street trams or Lygon Street buses provide easy alternative public transport options.

For workshop or training enquiries, please email:  or phone 1300 057 303