Emotional Support and Self-Care

If you or your team listen to traumatic stories of persecution, flight and related abuses on a regular basis, effective emotional support is a prerequisite. Whilst professional psychological support would be the preferred option – for both refugee clients and service providers – this is often not a resource small and new NGOs can count on. Therefore developing team support and self-care methods are vital.

The following downloadable resources look at vicarious trauma, managing emotional stress, emotional responses to overwhelming need and self-care techniques.