Announcing our new Resilience Programme
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 & resilience workshops delivered by Dart Centre Europe, as well as a fund to help cover the cost of therapy.
September 22, 2021.
We know that a combination of repeated exposure to potentially traumatic events, financial insecurity, long hours and a lack of institutional protection all contribute to psychological distress for freelance journalists, which inevitably impacts their ability to work. Freelancers often face challenges in accessing support without the safety net of an organisation behind them, particularly in learning how to deal with distressing situations and build their resilience.
We believe that it is vital to provide specialised trauma-informed training and access to psychological treatment so freelance journalists can build their resilience and manage their mental health when exposed to trauma.