Those committed to a career in aid work are motivated by a desire to help others and make the world a better place. Long-term stressors and acute trauma in the field pose serious threats to the sustainability of their careers and to the well-being of people they care for.
Without skilled intervention and training, an aid worker’s ability to serve will almost always be impeded by critical incidents, compassion fatigue, and an underlying lack of emotional and physical resilience. Among the 570,000 aid workers deployed around the world today, nearly 40% struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, or post-traumatic stress as a result of their service.
Each year we provide practical resilience training for thousands of personnel working in a wide range of aid settings. We are here to ensure that humanitarians can keep tackling the world’s problems as long as they are needed.