Accessing the right psychological wellbeing support and expertise
The UFBA is seeking applications from urban and rural firefighters for our new UFBA Leading Psychological Wellbeing Workshop.
As part of our commitment to supporting volunteers, the UFBA has developed this new workshop which focuses on the wellbeing of brigade members. Fire and Emergency NZ has endorsed this course as part of their Year One Volunteer Support Initiatives.
It is essential you attend a UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop before applying for a Leading Psychological Wellbeing Workshop. Click here for details of upcoming Leadership and Governance Workshops
The purpose of the workshop is to:
- Create a culture and environment where it is safe to discuss psychological wellbeing
- Help people get access to the right psychological wellbeing support and expertise when they need it.
Over 1.5 days, this course will look at:
- How to have the tough conversations
- How to promote a culture of openness and acceptance to wellbeing issues
- And most importantly, where to find the tools and the support for yourself and your team when wellbeing concerns are raised.
"As a rural firefighter I highly recommend this course. It helps us leaders equip our tool box with more useful tools to help our fellow firefighters that need our help and Fire and Emergency NZ are fully supporting us, looking after us and our families." Owen Taumua, Heretaunga Volunteer Rural Fire Force
Damian D'Cruz will facilitate the workshop
Damian from Mindspring Limited specialises in leadership workshops for sporting and not-for-profit organisations and has designed and facilitated adult learning since 1992. He has managed a number of leadership workshops for Sport New Zealand who describe him as a 'gifted facilitator'.
Damian has facilitated leadership training for the UFBA over the last five years. He has also run a successful coaching skills workshop for VSOs in Region 2 of Fire and Emergency NZ.
2018-2019 UFBA Leading Psychological Wellbeing Workshops
3 to 4 August 2018
24 to 25 August 2018
5 to 6 October 2018
19 to 20 October 2018
1 to 2 February 2019
8 to 9 March 2019
17 to 18 May 2019
28 to 29 June 2019