Strengthening humanitarian action through psychosocial support
Thursday 28th April, 7.30am – 9.30am, Melbourne
A World Day for Safety and Health at Work event, proudly presented by the Mandala Foundation
We work to strengthen humanitarian emergency, disaster relief and development action through the psychosocial support of people, projects and organisations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
We provide specialist psychosocial and psychological assignment support services for humanitarian aid and development workers, both in Australia and internationally. Services include psychological testing and screening; pre-assignment briefing and preparation; psychological counselling; post-assignment debriefing; and vocational counselling.
Our workshops aim to increase awareness and understanding of the psychosocial risks faced by aid workers on assignment while providing practical solutions 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.
We offer tailored consultancy services assisting humanitarian and emergency 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 mentoring managers to ensure continuity of staff support initiatives.