Responders succeed when we are there to help.
At the forefront of increasingly complex and dangerous environments, global responders often risk their health and safety to assist victims. However, a growing number of brave individuals are overwhelmed by the psychological demands of working around-the-clock among the shocked, injured, and displaced.
We believe those who sacrifice the most deserve the most support. The Headington Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit team of psychologists that partner with responder organizations worldwide before, during, and after deployment in order to ensure the wellbeing of their staff.
After more than 20 years of this work, we understand the toll that responding to crises takes on frontline staff. Many struggle from burnout, addiction, and stress impairment or PTSD as a result of what they have seen and heard. And the work is growing more dangerous.
We bridge cutting-edge academic research with practical application at the field level, in order to strengthen the impact of humanitarian response and promote long-term psychological resilience. We want all aid, relief, and intervention personnel to have the resources they need to keep going.