We ran a survey recently and, no surprise to anyone in the sector, it showed that people working in the field feel the need for mental health support before, during and after a mission.
That is why we, at the Mind Field, are offering to help humanitarian organizations better serve their staff by assigning every individual on any particular mission their own Mind Field therapist as part of the pre-deployment process. That therapist will then continue to be the contact person for that employee until a month after their mission is complete. They can check in three times a week, once a week, once a month, as they see fit, but that person will be there to support them throughout - to combat stress, isolation, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, addictions, exhaustion, disillusionment or even just to chat.
All sessions will be 100% confidential, of course, and the Mind Field will at all times remain an entirely independent body.
As part of our Beat the Burnout package we also offer documentary resources, and the option of a workshop on mental health in the field and a debriefing workshop.