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Online Training for Humanitarian Aid Workers

How can organizations protect, support and promote their field staff well-being?

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What you will learn…

  • What is so special about humanitarian stress
  • What are today’s international best practices
  • What are the basic needs of field personnel in emergencies for which an organization has a duty of care
  • How can an organization build a system robust enough to protect and support their staff, before, during and after missions

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What you will learn…

  • Why Peer Support is a cost effective model for humanitarian staff care
  • The principles and basis of humanitarian Peer Support
  • How to train staff to become Peer Specialists
  • The 8 steps to build a Peer Support Program

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A HUMANITARIAN LIBRARY

A HUMANITARIAN LIBRARY

This resource database provides over 1000 documents in English and French – articles and multimedia documents – in the area of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for the humanitarian and development sectors, with the objective of producing better programs, quality training and research.

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COPING TOOLBOX

COPING TOOLBOX

Start with a guided relaxation designed for field workers, to help build high resistance to stress. This is a 14′ journey into your inner self, scanning your body in a soothing way. Hopefully, you will fit it in your daily program for greater, long lasting benefits on your resilience and well-being.

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24 - 7 HOTLINE

24 / 7 HOTLINE

Maybe you just want a short exchange that allows you to put words on temporary difficulties encountered in your work, or relax by talking to someone outside your sphere of everyday field life. Then just go ahead, reach out and write to us! It’s free and our team will answer within 48 hours.

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CHP – Centre for Humanitarian Psychology
15, rue des Savoises
CH-1205 Genève
Tel: +41 22 800 21 15