Journalists are often front-line witnesses to violence, natural disasters and conflict, which can cause physical and psychological stress. The impact of reporting on traumatic events should not be underestimated.
The Trust supports freelancers to regroup and recover with the help of guidance and professional psychological support.
In response to the psychological risks that journalists are exposed to, the Therapy Fund covers the cost of treatment for freelance journalists who would benefit from professional psychological support.
The Trust holds events and workshops focused on mental health and wellbeing, on issues such as reporting on traumatic events and dealing with legal threats.
Watch the event videos for tips from experts in the field on how you can support yourself and others.
Resources for Freelancers
Our online evolving resources are freely available to freelancers with valuable information on safety, security and psychological risk.