Well-being and Resilience for People Helpers

The unit Well-being and Resilience for People Helpers introduces the student to principles of human flourishing to develop their own spiritual and emotional health to enhance their depth, effectiveness, and sustainability working in a people helping vocation.


Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points






Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. articulate a thorough knowledge of the challenging issues likely to be faced when serving in a ministry role or allied people helping profession
  2. critically evaluate psychological and spiritual issues that may affect the life of a people helper
  3. construct a framework of a range of practices and disciplines that build healthy, effective and sustainable people helpers in a variety of contexts
  4. reflect critically and theologically on their own emotional health and spiritual well-being to achieve a high level of self-awareness and self-care
  5. develop a program for sustaining well-being and resilience in their own personal life as well as in their own work or ministry context.
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