Impact of Temporary Protection Visas on Mental Health
and Settlement Outcomes

9 April 2019 | Carramar

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Workshop overview

In comparison to permanent visa holders, those with temporary protection remain in a state of limbo knowing they will need to re-apply for protection within a few years and are at risk of being sent home. Research has shown that temporary protection visa holders suffer from higher levels of anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress symptoms. People seeking asylum may perceive being given a temporary protection visas as one more failure is a series of uncontrollable failures that has had harmful effects on their self-worth and resilience. This half day workshop will explore the history of and what it means to be on a temporary protection visas, what the research has shown to be the impacts to be on health and mental health, the impact on settlement and integration into society, and how you can work with people to enhance their ability to cope with their situation and prepare for the future.


  • Who are refugees and asylum seekers
  • Australia’s Humanitarian Program
  • Temporary Protection Visas, history and numbers
  • Safe Haven Enterprise Visas, history and numbers
  • Impact of temporary visa status on health and mental health
  • Impact of prolonged uncertainty on resettlement
  • Working with clients on temporary protection visas

Anyone working with or interested in working with people from refugee backgrounds who are on temporary protection visas in Australia.



The workshop fee includes entrance to the workshop for the half day, a certificate of attendance, and a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides.

All registrations are online and payment is by credit card. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button above. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically.

STARTTS Carramar
152-168 The Horsley Drive
Carramar NSW 2163

Parking: Some onsite parking available (enter off Mitchell St), free street parking
Train: Fairfield train station is a 20 minute walk, Carramar train station is a 10 minute walk
Bus: 904 or 905 from Fairfield train station

A certificate for the half-day workshop will be emailed after the event to attendees who signed on.

Payment of the registration fee is online by credit card and a receipt/confirmation will be automatically emailed to you. An administration fee of $30 applies to all cancellations made more than 14 days before the event. Registration once paid cannot be cancelled 14 days or less before the event, regardless of personal circumstances. Registration can be transferred to another delegate only if STARTTS is informed of the name change. Registration can be transferred to a different workshop only if notice is given to STARTTS 14 days before the date of the original event the delegate registered for. Registrations will not be confirmed until full payment is received. The STARTTS Training Team can be contacted at or (02) 9646 6700.

Phone: (02) 9646 6700  Ask for the Training Administration Officer