Feeling Deadly, Working Deadly: Indigenous Worker Wellbeing
About the Kit
The 'Feeling Deadly, Working Deadly' Resource Kit is aimed at reducing stress and burnout, and enhancing wellbeing amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers. It forms part of NCETA's work on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Worker Wellbeing. It was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Although Indigenous AOD workers find many aspects of their jobs rewarding, they also face many unique stressors. These include:
- Heavy work demands
- Defining roles and boundaries
- Role stigmatisation
- Translating mainstream work practices to ensure they are culturally sensitive
- A lack of cultural understanding and support
- Geographical isolation.
This kit is intended for use by Indigenous AOD workers, their managers and supervisors. Mainstream AOD workers and managers may also find the Kit useful. The Kit aims to reduce the risks of stress and burnout amongst this critically important, but vulnerable, group of workers. Download the Kit components below, or contact us to order hard copies of the Kit.
Contents of the Kit
The Kit contains the following components:
This information sheet explains the background and rationale for the development of the Kit and how to use the Kit.
A DVD containing all of the Kit's written resources.
A 'Day in the Life': A video resource which takes a humorous look at a day in the life of an Indigenous AOD worker.
|The handbook of strategies for preventing stress and burnout among
Indigenous AOD workers.
|7 Theory Into
Practice (TIP) Sheets
for managers and
These TIP Sheets are targeted specifically at managers and supervisors of
S1. The complex personal lives of Indigenous AOD workers
|4 Theory Into Practice
(TIP) Sheets for
These TIP Sheets are targeted specifically at Indigenous AOD workers to
|5 Case Studies
The Case Studies are designed to act as discussion starters concerning
|A Talking Circle Guide
|A guide for conducting talking circle discussions which can be a very useful way to bring staff together to identify and address issues that can
contribute to stress and burnout in the workplace.
|An Indigenous Workforce Development Checklist for the AOD field.
|Online Directory of Worker Resources
|Provides Indigenous AOD workers with easy and user-friendly access to
worker wellbeing resources throughout Australia.
A copy of the Directory is also available on the DVD-Rom accompanying the hard copy of this Kit.
|Post-It Notes and Bookmark.
- Stakeholder Consultations
- Workforce Development (WFD)
- What is Workforce Development?
- Alcohol & Other Drugs National Workforce Survey 2019-2020
- Who are the Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce?
- Key Workforce Development Links
- Why is WFD necessary?
- Indigenous AOD Workforce
- Alcohol & Drugs in the Workplace
- Alcohol & Drugs in Society
- Latest statistics in AOD
- Screening and Withdrawal Tools
- Events and Webinars
- ICE: Training for Frontline Workers