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Vitae is coming to Christchurch: Book your workshop now

Wednesday, August 08, 2018   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: wellbeing, Training, workshop, workplace, suicide

Vitae is coming to Christchurch in September and are looking for organisations to partner with them to offer workplace wellbeing workshops on:

  • Talking safely about suicide; and
  • Professional and personal boundaries.

They offer affordable and accessible professional development to teams with a series of interactive and applied 90 minute workshops for managers, team leaders, human resources personnel, general staff, board members and volunteers.

Both workshops are delivered by Vitae's National Psychological Services Manager Jerri Bassi, who is a Registered Psychologist.

Workshops are open to everyone in communities and Vitae's goal locally is to support communities in growing their capacity and at a national level to support community development.

Organisations need to provide a room big enough to hold 15 people with a projector and tea and coffee facilites. Vitae offers two free registrations to each 90 minute workshop to the organisers in return.

Contact Vitae to register your interest and to secure a booking (workshops[at]

Talking safely about suicide workshop

This workshop is presented with the purpose of assisting us to broach the topic of suicide without fear or inhibitions. Topics covered include:

  • Talking safely about suicide;
  • Suicide in NZ;
  • Understanding NZ statistics;
  • Discussing myths around suicide;
  • Identifying people at risk; and
  • Knowing what to say and do.

Professional and personal boundaries workshop

This workshop is designed to address the boundary between one’s personal life and professional obligations. There are limits to both and being aware when we have reached or over reached that limit is essential. Healthy living and clear professional functioning require insight into personalities and knowledge of what constitutes limits.

Topics covered include:

  • Review principles of good practice;
  • Considering legislative obligations;
  • What constitutes harassment;
  • Developing a collective understanding of boundaries;
  • Identifying current issues of safe practices; and
  • How to support one another in 2018.

About Vitae

Vitae is a NZ not-for-profit organisation and well-established national provider of workplace wellbeing services. Their services aim to be holistic, culturally responsive, ‘front footed’ and solutions focussed. The kaupapa/philosophy for Vitae's education programmes is strengths based and the national network of clinicians across the country are supported by a practitioner led Management team with over 50 years’ experience.

Find out more about Vitae's services.

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