Articles & Publications

News items and journal articles by and about the Mandala Foundation

How to manage stress and burnout in the NFP sector

by Kate Minto | June 9, 2016
Third Sector

While there are rewards and motivating elements, humanitarian aid and community development sector roles can also expose staff members and volunteers to stress.

Read the full article on the Third Sector website

Organisational psychology strengthens overseas development programs

by Australian Psychological Society (APS) | May, 2016
2016 Workplace Excellence Awards

Overseas aid work is emotionally and psychologically testing, so ensuring candidates are suited to the work not just in terms of experience but in psychological terms can make all the difference to a successful posting.

Read the full article on the APS website

A winning approach to recruitment

by St John of God Social Outreach | September, 2015

Psychosocial support organisation, Mandala Foundation has been recognised by the Australian Psychological Society for its work with the St John of God Social Outreach International Health team, winning the Recruitment and Selection category at this year’s 2015 Workplace Excellence Awards.

Read the full article on St John of God’s website

Why a psychosocial risk management approach is good for people and business

by Kate Minto, Mandala Foundation | September, 2015
Governance Directions (Journal of the Governance Institute of Australia)

Stress is the second most common cause of workplace compensation claims in Australia.

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Focus on stress factors eliminates early exits

ShortList | August 4, 2015

A non-profit organisation has helped a client retain 100% of its new recruits by better preparing them for the psychological demands of their roles.

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For Aussie aid cut casualties, diversify and roll with the punches

by Lean Alfred Santos | September 24, 2015

When Tony Abbott announced shortly after he assumed office as Australia’s prime minister in September 2013 that cutting Canberra’s aid budget would form part of the austerity measures he will be implementing, the Mandala Foundation found itself hanging by a thread.

Read the full article on Devex

Health professionals in Darwin for training before heading to West Africa to respond to Ebola crisis

by Jill Poulson | December 1, 2014
NT News

More than 20 people from Australia and overseas heading to West Africa to help fight the ebola outbreak got a taste of what it might be like – right here in Darwin.

Read the full article on NT News

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