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Presented by

Bruce Perham

Changing the Mindset – A pathway to surviving Corrections Work

This is a half-day training program that outlines the steps that Corrections officers and staff that work directly or indirectly with prisoners need to take to put themselves in the best position to manage their mental and physical health in fulfilling their demanding occupational roles.



  • Changing the mindset -confronting the reality of exposure to trauma experiences
  • Developing an understanding of how this work might impact on you
  • Being aware of the ‘wellness’ practices you will need to undertake to maintain work/life balance
  • Learning to identify your brains signals that ‘all is not well’
  • Understanding what you need to do to address these psychological reactions to the work experiences you are having
  • The importance of talking to process trauma experiences

About the Training

The training will be a mixture of a PowerPoint presentation, small group exercises, and larger group discussions. This will facilitate participants being able to share with each other what they do to manage the high stress and trauma of their roles.

Who is this training for?

  • Correction Officers
  • Non-custodial staff but those who have roles that expose them to vicarious trauma i.e., Prison Intelligence staff, Officers that work in the Courts.
  • Community Correction Teams
  • Probation and Parole
  • Offender Services


Participants will have a better understanding of the potential for this work to physically and mentally impact on their well-being, have an understanding of this process, and know what they need to do as they progress in their careers to maintain good health.

About Your Trainer

Bruce has a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and has delivered training to Correction Officers throughout Victoria and the ACT. Bruce places great emphasis on the training providing participants with the opportunity to share and learn from each other as well as from the facilitator.

Learn more about Bruce Perham

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