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Sexual Violence And Aid Workers

From the European Interagency Security Forum, this can help agencies prevent, prepare and respond to incidents of sexual violence against staff. 

Depression Humanitarian Aid Counselling
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All of us have times in our lives when we feel low.  Feeling sad or drained is a normal part of life.  Depression, like most mental health conditions falls along a spectrum, but is different than normal grief or sadness.  How can we recognize when we’ve tipped into a more damaging type of depression requiring adjustment and support? Fortunately, depression is treatable.

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Vicarious Trauma (Arabic)

هل تشاهد أو تدعم أو تقرأ بانتظام عن الأفراد الذين يعانون من الصدمات أو يتعرضون لها؟

هل أنت عامل في المجال الإنساني أو مراسل إخباري أو تعمل في خدمة الأشخاص الذين يقاسون المعاناة؟سيكون هذا المستند نافعًا لك.


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Suicide prevention

Explore some simple ways you can help a co-worker who may be suicidal. 

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Vicarious Trauma

Traumatic events may produce powerful emotions: fear, anger, disgust, shame. Strong emotions like these don’t just dissipate into thin air but may be shared and transferred wherever encountered.

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Bereavement and Grief

Insight into normal reactions to grief and how to navigate the days and weeks following a significant loss.

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Recognizing and Recovering from Burnout

“You usually don’t realize you’re burned out until afterwards. For example, I like reading as a past-time, but I remember a time when I sat down to read and I couldn’t get past a few sentences before my mind just turned off—that’s when I realized something was really wrong.”

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Stress Management for those working in high stress environments

The extent of your wellbeing and effectiveness will largely depend on how well you manage stress. And in high-stress, fast paced emergency work, self-care usually feels counter-intuitive.

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Support for staff during evacuation

Being well prepared for a sudden shutdown and evacuation or hibernation of your programme goes a long way in helping your staff feel safe and contained. 

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Psychosocial considerations for managers supporting staff after a critical incident

Post-crisis response is about providing the right kind of support at the right time.