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Feeling deadly, working deadly: Indigenous AOD worker wellbeing resource kit

Posted on: 19 February, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 1, January 2014 – March 2014
Related to Social and emotional wellbeing Alcohol use Illicit drug use Volatile substance use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (2013)
Feeling deadly, working deadly: Indigenous AOD worker wellbeing resource kit
Adelaide SA: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

This resource kit aims to reduce stress and burnout, and improve wellbeing among Indigenous alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers. It includes a range of resources to help workers manage the variety of situations and stressors they face. The kit contains:

  • 2 DVDs
    • a DVD containing all the kit’s written resources
    • a video resource which takes a humorous look at a day in the life of an Indigenous AOD worker
  • Staying deadly handbook of strategies for preventing stress and burnout
  • 7 Theory into practice (TIP) sheets for managers and supervisors
  • 4 Theory into Practice (TIP) sheets for Indigenous AOD workers
  • 5 case studies – discussion starters on the problems faced by Indigenous AOD workers
  • a talking circle guide – a guide for conducting talking circle discussions
  • a workforce development checklist
  • an online directory of worker resources.

The kit was developed by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) and forms part of NCETA’s program of work on Indigenous AOD worker wellbeing.

Abstract adapted from National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)