Resilience Programme

In partnership with Meta

The Resilience Programme provides specialist trauma-informed training and access to psychological treatment, enabling freelance journalists to develop the skills they need to build resilience when exposed to conflict or covering traumatic events. 

Therapy Fund

In response to the psychological risks that journalists are exposed to the Therapy Fund covers the cost of treatment for those who would like professional psychological support.

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ELIGIBILITY:

  • Freelance journalists whose main source of income is within the media sector;
  • have been actively working as a freelancer for at least the last 12 months;
  • do not have access to any other financial support or resources, i.e. government support or savings.

Trauma & Resilience Workshops – Now open

Our next workshops take place on 2nd & 4th August from 12-2.30pm.
Deadline to apply: 26th July.

Each workshop offers two webinars, both 2.5 hours in length, led by specialised journalist trainers. The fully-funded workshops give journalists a safe space to learn more about trauma and how to build their resilience.

Past workshops have been held in English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.

CONTENT COVERED

  • What is trauma and how does it affect my work as a journalist? 
  • How to interview vulnerable contributors 
  • How to recognise mental health symptoms in yourself and others
  • Resilience building techniques: how to practice self-care, lower stress and regulate emotions
  • How to cover traumatic events ethically and safely and be prepared for possible psychological impact

Workshop Dates

2nd & 4th August 2022 (to be held in English)

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All workshops will be held online via Zoom, so participants may be based anywhere in the world.

OUR TRAINING PARTNER

Dart Centre Europe is the regional hub for the US-based Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, an international thought leader in trauma-informed media practice. Dart has for 20 years led the global debate on the training and support journalists need to cover traumatic events ethically and safely.

How to apply

Note: Limited spaces are available, early registration is recommended. Participants will need to pay a $10 deposit to secure their place, this will be refunded upon completion of a post-workshop feedback form. 

Please note that the data collected through this form will be stored securely and the information will be accessible only to the partners involved in this project.

If you have any questions about the Workshops, eligibility or the status of your application, please contact us by email at: training@rorypecktrust.org

Who can apply

You’re eligible to take part if you:
  • are a freelance journalist whose sole source of income is within the media sector;
  • are a freelancer who works in hostile environments or regularly cover challenging and potentially traumatic events;
  • have been actively working as a freelancer for at least the last 12 months;
  • do not have access to any other financial support or resources, i.e. government support or savings.

Priority will be given to those who have not completed similar training before; however, the course is open to those in need of a refresher.

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