In partnership with Facebook
In response to the growing psychological risks that journalists are exposed to, we have launched a programme to support freelance journalists with free trauma and resilience workshops, as well as a fund to cover the cost of therapy for those who have suffered trauma as a result of their jobs.
Trauma & Resilience Workshops
The Workshops, delivered by Dart Centre Europe, provide freelance journalists with training so they can cover traumatic events ethically and safely and be prepared for any possible psychological impact. Each workshop offers two webinars, both two 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.
The workshops will be held in English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.
The Workshops will cover the following:
- Introduction to Trauma – what is it? What does it do to us?
- How trauma and other stressors (might) impact storytelling
- Interviewing vulnerable contributors
- Building resilience and practical self-care techniques to lower stress
About the trainers
Dart Centre Europe is a non-profit based in London and the regional hub for the US-based Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, an international thought leader in trauma-informed media practice. Affiliated with the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York, Dart has for 20 years led the global debate on the training and support journalists need to cover traumatic events ethically and safely.
All workshops will be held online via Zoom, so participants may be based anywhere in the world.
How to apply
Registration is NOW OPEN for the next Trauma & Resilience Workshop, to be held on 11th & 13th January (in English).
Note: Limited spaces are available, and completing the form does not guarantee you a place. Successful 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 email@example.com.
Who can apply?
- are a freelance journalist whose sole 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.
- Secure access to a laptop, computer or tablet and a good internet connection;
- Able to connect to live webinars (camera/headphones/speakers).
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.
Trauma Therapy Fund
Opens for applications on 17th January 2022.
This fund will be open to freelance journalists that need financial support to cover the cost of trauma management therapy.
More details on how to apply will be available soon.