Information for Individuals
Organisations, managers and individuals all have different roles and responsibilities when it comes to supporting staff and managing psychosocial risk.
On this page you will find links to useful resources and services offered by the Mandala Foundation which are targeted at the individual level – that is, individual aid workers, volunteers or assignees (see our Guidelines page for further explanation of the different roles).
Workshop: Developing a Pathway to Work in Humanitarian Aid
This workshop is designed to provide prospective aid workers with a thorough understanding of the current vocational landscape, in order to chart an effective pathway that balances experience and aspiration.
Psychosocial Assignment Support Services
If you are looking for some personalised support, the Mandala Foundation offers confidential briefing, counselling, debriefing and mentoring services to individual aid workers and volunteers.
Ready & Willing: Psychological Preparation for International Aid Work
This workshop is designed to prepare less experienced aid workers and volunteers for the psychological adjustment issues they may encounter.
Psychosocial Risk Management Tool
Assignees can use the Risk Tool to assess their understanding of the psychosocial risks associated with a particular assignment and consider the anticipated impact of these risks on their wellbeing.
Workshop: Psychosocial First Aid Skills
This workshop provides a practical introduction to psychosocial first aid skills that can be applied to a wide range of situations, from large scale disasters to everyday collegial support.
Guidelines for Managing Psychosocial Risk
The Guidelines contain suggestions for practical self-care strategies that assignees can implement to take responsibility for their mental health and wellbeing across the cycle of their assignment.
For further information about any of our services for Individuals, please contact:
Kate Minto, Executive Director, Mandala Foundation
Phone: (+61 3) 9005 0808
Email: [email protected]