The Mind Field provides a unique space for connecting international development workers, journalists and similar professionals with top therapists from around the world. We offer therapy in over 10 languages and nearly all our therapists are former aid workers or journalists, so we really do get it.
Working with humanitarian crises in an alien–or even familiar–environment can stress us out and challenge us in ways that may make us feel overwhelmed, cynical, depressed and vulnerable (among a whole load of other things). Because the job is to help others, we often ignore our own needs and feelings, and disguise any personal discomfort for the good of the mission.
But this doesn’t need to happen. You can get help without needing to leave the field, alert colleagues or jump through administrative hoops. At the Mind Field we connect you with genuinely caring and brilliant therapists who understand the demands of living and working in different cultures. We can help you whenever it is convenient for you and from the comfort of your own computer.
Accessing professional help from the field can be difficult to impossible. The Mind Field wants to change that and to make help accessible to anyone with internet or a phone connection. We believe that aid workers, volunteers, journalists and others are stronger, more resilient and better at their jobs when they take care of their personal wellbeing. In order to help others, we have to help ourselves.