A Recovery Approach to Risk

PD Series


Positive risk-taking, learning and growth

Recovery approaches, the NDIS and individised funding all emphasise the right of people with lived experience of mental health conditions to make decisions about their services and supports.

This heralds a new set of opportunities and risks.

In a traditional 'risk-management' model, services focus on identifying, preventing and managing 'risk behaviours' to avoid negative outcomes. In trauma informed, recovery focused services, support workers, consumers and carers work together to establish safety and prepare for risk situations that may arise as part of the recovery process.
This interactive one day workshop explores risk thinking in society and in mental health services. What is acceptable risk? What is dignity of risk? How can I support positive risk taking?

Workers in support roles will improve their knowledge and understanding of risk and how risk is addressed in a recovery context.

The workshop uses interactive exercises where people look at risk through different lenses and consider risk situations in their own work.

Who is this for?

This workshop is highly relevant for organisations and workers in preparing for risk situations that may arise as part of the recovery process. Organisation/service types include:

  • Mental Health
  • AOD
  • Youth
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Employment
  • Post Release
  • Community and Human Services sector orgs

What others have said about this course

"To look at risk from a different angle and put the consumer first is GREAT!"

Click the following for more information

Face-to-face Workshops

This qualification requires attendance at 2 full-day face-to-face training sessions.*

Statement of Participation

A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.

*Subject to change. Training requirements will be confirmed upon enrolment.

Key Learnings

  • The drivers of risk management in the mental health system
  • Understanding risk from the perspective of consumers
  • The importance of focusing on strengths and opportunities
  • The importance of risk taking in recovery
  • How to navigate risk with consumers

Units of Competency

This course has no accredited units of competency.