A group to share questions, wisdom and resources related to the psychosocial wellbeing of staff. The word ‘staff’ refers to paid and volunteer, national and international workers, affiliated with an aid organization.

Please, note that the aim of this group is not to promote private services.

Un grupo para compartir conocimientos, recursos y otras cuestiones relacionadas con el bienestar psicosocial del personal. La palabra “personal” se utiliza para designar a trabajadores remunerados o voluntarios, de contratación nacional o internacional, que trabajan en una organización de asistencia.

El propósito de este grupo no es, en modo alguno, promocionar servicios privados.

Group Admins

  • Hi. I tried to post this job vacancy in the section but I couldnt manage so I share here as I believe some of you might be interested:
    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2844341496/?capColoOverride=true

    We are recruiting for a pool of delegates, for short or longer term missions, as well as for regional positions. If you consider you fit the…[Read more]

  • Hi. I tried to post this job vacancy in the section but I couldnt manage so I share here as I believe some of you might be interested:
    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2844341496/?capColoOverride=true

    We are recruiting for a pool of delegates, for short or longer term missions, as well as for regional positions. If you consider you fit the…[Read more]

  • Hi – can anyone recommend an organisation that can offer staff care services in Ethiopia, in local languages? An organisation I’m associated with is looking to offer confidential one-to-one support to staff members who want to access it. Konterra is the only option I’m familiar with, but perhaps there are others more suitable to the Ethiopia…[Read more]

    • Hi Rebecca. I work for Konterra as a provider. I know that they have providers in local languages so it might be worth contacting them re Ethiopia

    • Hi Rebecca. I work for Konterra as a provider. I know that they have providers in local languages so it might be worth contacting them re Ethiopia

    • Hi Rebecca, Lynne with KonTerra here. I can confirm that we have Ethiopian providers who can work in local languages. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to talk further.

    • Hi Rebecca, Lynne with KonTerra here. I can confirm that we have Ethiopian providers who can work in local languages. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to talk further.

      • Thanks very much Jane and Lynne! I’m familiar with Konterra through my work with the Jesuit Refugee Service – I’ll let my colleagues in the Ethiopian organisation know that they can connect with you if they would like to discuss.

      • Thanks very much Jane and Lynne! I’m familiar with Konterra through my work with the Jesuit Refugee Service – I’ll let my colleagues in the Ethiopian organisation know that they can connect with you if they would like to discuss.

  • Hi – can anyone recommend an organisation that can offer staff care services in Ethiopia, in local languages? An organisation I’m associated with is looking to offer confidential one-to-one support to staff members who want to access it. Konterra is the only option I’m familiar with, but perhaps there are others more suitable to the Ethiopia…[Read more]

  • I am serving as the MHPSS advisor to the SPSG and bwould like to keep in touch with what is happening in training.

  • I am serving as the MHPSS advisor to the SPSG and bwould like to keep in touch with what is happening in training.

  • Staff Wellbeing: Getting it Right! Global Integration Update, June 2021
    “In this Update we focus on staff wellbeing, drawing primarily on recent materials from the humanitarian sector. For many of us, it’s a good time to pause and probe how our staff are faring throughout our organizations. An underlying theme is the importance of developing and…[Read more]

  • Staff Wellbeing: Getting it Right! Global Integration Update, June 2021
    “In this Update we focus on staff wellbeing, drawing primarily on recent materials from the humanitarian sector. For many of us, it’s a good time to pause and probe how our staff are faring throughout our organizations. An underlying theme is the importance of developing and…[Read more]

  • Hi all! Colleagues and I have recently secured some funding to conduct a rapid realist review for the application of group PFA among humanitarian volunteers and staff and we are looking to locate some useful documents that may not necessarily be identifiable through a PubMed or Internet search. Specifically, any documents that might help us…[Read more]

    • Hello
      I am psychologist and stress management advisor working in Ukraine.
      I am in the process of creating PFA online training for our frontline staff. I also train small group with PFA. If you can tell me what exactly you are looking for I may be able to provide some resources.

    • Hello
      I am psychologist and stress management advisor working in Ukraine.
      I am in the process of creating PFA online training for our frontline staff. I also train small group with PFA. If you can tell me what exactly you are looking for I may be able to provide some resources.

  • aslisaban posted an update in the group Group logo of Psychosocial Support of StaffPsychosocial Support of Staff 2 years ago

    Hello; I have been communicating closely with Lebanese local organizations who have provided humanitarian aid and other services to people after explosion. As I noticed, many frontline workers and MHPSS specialists have been traumatized and they need psychosocial supports. Because they are very tired. Do you know any network or organization which…[Read more]

  • Dear Colleagues: I am working with an Women’s Empowerment NGO in Jos-town Nigeria that has had lost a community member to suicide. This has affected the entire staff. Can you recommend any MHPSS supports in Jos/Bauchi area- are there any specific organizations that you are familiar with that may be able to offer staff bereavement support or any…[Read more]

  • Special News–November 2019
    Helping Well in Humanitarian Settings
    Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
    (MHPSS). Global Integration Update November 2019. “n this Update we feature several resources from the International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations (Amsterdam 7-8 October 2019). This was the Second…[Read more]

  • Below is link to resources from the ProQOL website:
    https://proqol.org/Links.html

  • The ProQOL can be a useful measure for staff members to fill out. It takes about 10-15 minutes to fill out and to score, and staff members obtain 3 separate scores, in compassion satisfaction, burnout and secondary traumatic stress. It is free to take and can be filled out online or by paper and pencil. At the ProQOL.org website, there are links…[Read more]

  • Congratulations to Karen Abbs of Rakuba who was one of the team involved in produced the recent
    HLA Wellbeing and Resilience training.
    It’s a great resource and even has a Facilitator Manual that can be downloaded for off-line use (so country programmes can use it for training large numbers of staff as well as individuals being able to access it f…[Read more]

  • Hi folks–Here is a new and concise article, focusing on the cumulative effects and delayed expression for stress-trauma in humanitarian workers. Written for a general audience in the latest issue of Global Geneva. Please share. Kelly

    Unbreakable? Recognizing humanitarian stress and trauma