The Sustainable Development Goals are missing an important target: improving mental health. Minto Felix reflects on the global status of mental health and why the SDGs should have addressed it.
Nuran Higgins, humanitarian and radio show host, is bringing sexy back to well-being, mental health and social connectedness in aid work. Nuran shares the story behind her latest venture, Emergency AIDio, and what it means to take care of yourself in aid work.
Generally speaking, it doesn’t matter how large or how small the organisation you work for is. If you work in aid and development, it’s up to you to look after yourself. Weh Yeoh tells you how.
Though it can be confused with stress or PTSD, burnout has different causes and remedies. Alessandra Pigni explains why burnout affects many aid workers and how it is caused by a particular way of working and a particular organisational culture.
Are aid workers more ‘maladjusted’ than others – or does our work just make our maladjustments more obvious? Amanda Scothern argues that aid workers have chosen a line of work that makes it hard to mask or ignore our weaknesses and vulnerabilities.