Psychosocial Support Booklets

 

The Mandala Foundation publishes two psychosocial support booklets containing practical advice and tips, which can help individual aid workers manage their own stress while on international deployments.

These booklets are available for individual purchase online. If you wish to purchase multiple copies for a group of staff or volunteers, please contact us to place an order. Discounts apply to bulk orders.

Front cover of Managing Stress Fitness: A Support Booklet for International Aid Workers

Managing Stress Fitness: A Support Booklet for International Aid Workers

This booklet contains practical advice and strategies for managing your stress while on deployment.

Cost: $11.00 + p&h
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Front cover of Building Resilience, Mitigating Stress & Recovering from Trauma

Building Resilience, Mitigating Stress & Recovering from Trauma

This booklet contains more detailed information about the science of stress and trauma, together with practical self-care tips.

Cost: $11.00 + p&h
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Strategies for Reducing Stress

  1. Anticipate the stressors – think ahead

Strategies for Reducing Stress

2. Try to prevent or reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of the stressor before it has a negative impact on you

Strategies for Reducing Stress

3. Increase resilience: have a plan for staying healthy and managing your workload and your expectations. Remind yourself of this plan at the start of each week. Discuss your plan with your manager.

Strategies for Reducing Stress

4. Monitor your work situation, your workload, your own stress levels and your coping capacity or resources. Ask for support if you need to.

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