RPT Resilience Programme

In partnership with Meta

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.

Trauma Therapy Fund

Open for applications late January 2022 – please check back here for details.

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.