Mandala Foundation:
Strengthening humanitarian and development action through psychosocial support

The Mandala Foundation works to strengthen humanitarian emergency, disaster relief and development action through the psychosocial support of aid workers, managers and organisations in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

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Assignment Support

We provide specialist psychosocial and psychological assignment support services for humanitarian aid and development workers. Services include psychological testing and screening; pre-assignment briefing and preparation; psychological counselling; post-assignment debriefing; and vocational counselling.

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Workshops & Training

Our workshops aim to increase understanding of the psychosocial risks faced by aid workers on assignment. They also provide practical strategies for reducing stress and strengthening psychological resilience. Core workshops are offered throughout the year, and we can also deliver tailored training to whole staff teams upon request.

Aid and development managers working consultatively during a training

Psychosocial Consultancy

We offer tailored consultancy services that assist aid organisations to develop, enhance and sustain their own in-house systems of staff support. Services include auditing current systems and practices; assisting organisations to develop staff support policies; and ongoing mentoring for managers.

Information for Organisations

We offer a range of services at the organisational level. These include staff care policy audits, facilitated recruitment programs and psychological assessments, and pre-, during and post-assignment psychological briefings and debriefings.

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Information for Managers

We provide a range of resources and services for managers working within aid organisations. These include training and advice on topics such as psychosocial risk management, critical incident stress management, and psychosocial first aid.

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Information for Individuals

We offer confidential counselling, debriefing and crisis support services to assignees. We also offer vocational counselling and teach aid workers how to look after their mental health before, during and after an assignment.

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