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.
Marianne Elliott used to struggle to finish an entire yoga class. Now she believes yoga is one of the most powerful tools for aid workers to maintain their well-being. She tells her story of becoming a yoga covert and shares her online yoga program developed specifically for aid workers.
In her memoir "Chasing Chaos," Jessica Alexander describes a decade of working in humanitarian aid in countries such as Rwanda, Sudan, and Sierra Leone. Brendan Rigby reviews the book and sees parallels between Alexander's story and the stress and mental health problems that plague aid workers more broadly.
Today, we will close registration and begin matching people one-to-one to get them started on their peer coaching partnership. Brendan gives a snap shot of who has registered so far and encourages everyone, regardless of age or experience, to register and be part of this innovative, experimental and career-changing program.
WhyDev is excited to announce the launch of its Peer Coaching Pilot Program. This service will match aid workers around the world with a peer to facilitate a peer coaching partnership. There are only 400 places available in this pilot, so don't miss your chance to be part of the next big thing in aid and development.