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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Employee wellbeing is a central aspect of any organisation’s duty of care. Physical risks are not the only threats faced by aid workers - research finds that the majority of aid workers report both high levels of stress and poor overall wellbeing.

Resources

Traumatic Stress Management Guidance

This document highlights the areas that organisations whose staff are exposed to potentially traumatic situations and/or material should consider addressing in their Health and Safety procedures.

Approaches to Staff Care in International NGOs

Approaches to Staff Care in International NGOs

In early 2009, People In Aid and InterHealth came together to research the provision of psychological and medical care for international staff and frequent travellers. The focus of the report is on psychological care.

Aid Worker Security and Wellbeing at the World Humanitarian Summit

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit is being held later this month in Turkey. It is being billed as a global call to action; an opportunity to change the landscape of humanitarian action and to address some of the most critical issues of our time. It is providing a platform to focus on global humanitarian needs and how we can do better for the people caught up in the numerous crises affecting the world today and in the future. It can safely be said that there are very mixed expectations regarding the outcomes, however the hope is that changes that translate into more effective humanitarian assistance will be seen as a result. The Summit presents an opportunity to continue to highlight and raise the profile of the issue of aid worker safety, security and wellbeing; reinforcing the message that if you want to deliver effective humanitarian assistance you need a competent and fit workforce, well equipped to cope with the demanding conditions they will be working under.