Practitioner Resilience Training

Cabin crew demonstrating oxygen mask

Building and maintaining practitioner resilience is really important!

Working in roles where you provide help and support to others can be very rewarding, but can also be emotionally demanding. In the same way that the pre-flight advice is to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others, practitioners need to look after themselves in order to be of most help to the people that they support.

We take a strengths-based approach to helping practitioners to identify their existing personal characteristics, skills and attributes that they can develop, as well as other resources external to them that they can utilise in order to increase their resilience.

Improving practitioner resilience can reduce stress and anxiety, increase 'compassion satisfaction' and reduce 'compassion fatigue'.



This training course aims to develop participants' appreciation of resilience and help them to build a repertoire of resilience-building skills.


Training Overview

  • Understanding what practitioner resilience is and why it is important
  • Exploring aspects of participants' practice that might have a negative impact on them
  • Identifying Personal Strengths
  • The three components of resilience (internal personal characteristics; organisational features; and the ability to utilise external supportive resources)
  • Understanding Emotional Intelligence 
  • Avoiding 'burn out' and 'compassion fatigue'
  • 10 ways to increase your resilience including improving time management, setting achievable goals and effectively preparing for supervision
  • Through understanding how to build resilience in themselves, practitioners should also become better able to support the development of resilience in those they work with


Tips for Building Resilience 

Visualisation is a process of building a positive mental picture of yourself achieving your goals or overcoming obstacles or challenges in your life. It is one of the more powerful tools in your toolbox to help with self-motivation to achieve what you want to achieve.

Building 'Change Muscles' - Building resilience often includes improving your emotional or psychological strength. 

Suitable for:
All front-line staff including Drug and Alcohol Professionals, Youth Workers, Social Workers, Probation Officers and their Managers

One Day

Prior Knowledge:
No prior knowledge required

All training packages are mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards

All training packages include a certificate of training for participants and a comprehensive participant's pack that can be customised to include your details.

Although Soma is based in Lancashire, in the North West of England, we deliver drug and alcohol awareness training across England, Scotland and Wales.