Please be aware that this is a past event.

The Mandala Foundation is conducting an intensive week-long psychosocial staff support training program in Melbourne, Australia in September, 2011. We have scheduled this program of training (supported by an optional coaching opportunity) to especially facilitate participation in the program by international delegates.

The program is designed for project, team and HR managers working within humanitarian aid and development organisations to further develop their psychosocial knowledge, skills, strategy as well as organisational policies for systematically supporting their teams of staff and volunteers.

The core program consists of five days of interactive workshops incorporating principles and facets of organisational staff care policies; approaches and tools for managing psychosocial risk; principles of psychosocial first aid; skills in assignment briefing, monitoring and reviewing strategies and approaches for working with intercultural teams.

Participants will consider contextually and culturally relevant psychosocial risk and stress management principles that can be applied to support their teams and be systematised into organisational policies and practices.

The training is complemented by an optional opportunity to partake in an additional twenty hours of coaching and mentoring sessions, giving participants the chance to apply their learning to their own organisational contexts and to gain feedback and support from Mandala Foundation trainers in further honing their psychosocial support skills and knowledge base.

Note that registrations close on the 2nd September, 2011.

More Information: Further details of the program, registration costs, location, accommodation options, transport and tourist links for international or interstate guests are provided on our website ( or email