Connections Workshop: Yarning together in support of the social and emotional wellbeing of the AMIHS and BSF teams

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The Connections Workshop for AMIHS and BSF staff is a continuing workshop for staff to come together to yarn, network, and connect virtually to learn, share stories and support one another.

This half-day event will be facilitated by Vanessa Edwige, a proud Ngarabal woman. Vanessa brings a wealth of Aboriginal cultural knowledge, professional experience and understanding to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on workplaces, community, families, and self in support of AMIHS and BSF staff.

Workshop session topics include:

  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workforce
  • What has remained the same?
  • How to support and respond to families and community
  • Culturally responsive self-care practices.

See event program flyer for more information.

How to register your attendance?

Registrations are open to AMIHS and BSF staff only. Please register early to secure your attendance as registrations are limited.

To register please email with the following details: Name, StaffLink number, position, service name, email contact and telephone contact by 1 December 2021.

Once your registration has been accepted you will be sent a confirmation email, Zoom connection link and further details on the event.

About Vanessa Edwige

Vanessa is a registered psychologist and a Director on the Board of the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association. Vanessa has worked in Redfern, NSW for the last 22 years working predominantly with Aboriginal children, young people, families and community providing culturally responsive psychological support for adverse childhood experiences, intergenerational trauma and supporting cultural resilience. Vanessa currently works as a Senior Psychologist Education for the NSW Department of Education. Prior to this, Vanessa has worked as a school counsellor, psychologist for headspace and the dual diagnosis team, a consultant and trainer for the NSW Institute of Psychiatry, NSW Co-ordinator for Aboriginal victims of crime with the NSW Attorney General’s Department and as the Senior Researcher for the NSW Aboriginal Child Sexual assault report with NSW Attorney Generals Department. Vanessa has been writing psychological reports for people who have come into contact with the justice system for the last six years. Vanessa is a member of the independent advisory panel for the NSW Public Defenders Bugmy Bar Book project and is a co-author for this project on the significance of culture in relation to treatment and healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


For more information please contact a TSU team member on their email below.