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Bathurst NSW - 'Resilient Responders and Empowering Conversations' One Day Training

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One-day sponsored training event

As part of our 'Supporting Frontline Responders in Central West NSW' program in 2024, we invite you and your team to attend our popular and impactful combined 'Resilient Responders & Empowering Conversations' training. 

(After booking your ticket -  you will receive an email confirmation - if you can't see it, please check your junk mail before contacting us).


Resilient Responders provides a thorough understanding of psychological safety, psychological trauma and vicarious trauma and equips participants with the skills and tools to protect themselves and their colleagues working on the frontline with distressed clients. Participants will learn:

  • A comprehensive introduction to a modern integrated theory of psychological functioning and trauma
  • Understanding the types and levels of trauma people experience, and how trauma is resolved
  • Tools for resolving trauma in ourselves and others
  • Tools for preventing/ resolving vicarious trauma
  • Tools for creating and maintaining psychological safety at work

Empowering Conversations teaches frontline responders how to craft and deliver brief conversational interventions (that don't look like therapy) with distressed and traumatised clients, to help prevent and resolve psychological trauma. Participants learn how to:

  • Recognise trauma in our clients, and quickly understand the type and level of trauma they are experiencing
  • Craft a brief empowering conversation to address distress and trauma
  • Deliver a brief intervention in a way that clients can receive it.


Last year, this training significantly increased the confidence of 130 organisations in flood-affected Northern Rivers NSW in maintaining psychological safety.

  • "As someone that has no experience with dealing with trauma, I feel now have a great overview.”
  • “Adam is an incredible presenter – very knowledgeable, funny, interesting, clear. Content was interesting, balance of talking/activities/breaks was perfect. Great pace. Great learning. Very highly recommend.”
  • “This was a brilliant training, and so very useful as a frontline employee working with mostly clients with trauma.”

Adam Blanch, Trauma Trainer and Psychologist

Adam is a registered psychologist with a Bachelor of Indigenous Studies (Trauma and Healing) and Post-Graduate Degrees in Psychology. He has been studying and treating psychological trauma for over 35 years, using more than 30 therapeutic approaches. Adam has delivered trainings to staff and volunteers from hundreds of not for profit and community organisations around Australia. He lives in Northern NSW, knows firsthand the impact of natural disasters on rural and regional communities, and has been engaged to train communities through NSW government funded programs throughout 2022 and 2023.


  • This training is for NFPs, charities and community organisations in the region around the location. 
  • Each organisation can send up to three members of their team. 
  • This is a full-day course, with both topics covered in the one workshop.
  • As the training is fully sponsored and provided at no charge, we ask that you notify our team if you are unable to attend, so others on the waiting list are able to attend.
  • A selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian morning tea, afternoon and lunch will be provided. If you have dietary requirements beyond this, please bring your own food.
  • Please note, there are other locations in NSW throughout 2024 if you are unable to attend on this date. Explore the options here: Benefolk EVENTS/WEBINARS
  • Please direct any questions to our team at

Ahead of the face-to-face training, NFPs can access The Community Well, which contains online resources tailored specifically to the needs of Australia’s not for profit, community and charity sector. The carefully curated content makes it easier for social sector leaders to prioritise wellbeing and take action around six pillars - prevent, protect, educate, enhance, crisis and recovery. Best of all, it’s free! Jump in here:

Benefolk Foundation is an Australian charity focused on seeing improved mental health and wellbeing outcomes for the Australian not-for-profit and charity sector. To get involved, or find out more, please reach out to our team at

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