Mental Health support for violence survivors

by Voice for Humanity Uganda
Mental Health support for violence survivors
Mental Health support for violence survivors
Mental Health support for violence survivors
Mental Health support for violence survivors

Project Report | Sep 22, 2022
Self Care for Humanitarian Workers in Katakwi

By Elungat David | Executive Director

Brains storming on stress causes
Brains storming on stress causes

In our efforts to support humanitarian workers remain psychologically healthy and providing quality services, we recently concluded a 10 weeks training of 10 Humanitarian workers in Katakwi district of Eastern Uganda on self care and basic techniques for supporting individuals with mental health challenges. The 10 weeks training is based on the fact that ''WE ARE ALL WOUNDED HEALERS'' and ''WE CANNNOT GIVE WHAT WE DON'T HAVE''. Majority of NGO staffs have themselves gone through severe traumatic experiences and these experiences shape how they intterect with and support beneficiaries. Its determines their attitude and pervceptions of the people they work with. Equipping them with skills to manage their own day to day stress was very paramount and we witness great healing and restoration in the lives of the 10 staffs who attended the training with many testifying that they were individually struggling with anger, bitterness, resentment, self guilt and anxiety issues. Infact one of the female staff working with RedCross Katakwi said ''I had very negative mind towards men because of the domestic abuse I have gone through in my own marriage and this has affected the way i work wuth men to the extent that I was always unhelpful to men who come to me sharing their problems as I was already biased''. The staffs also learnt basic principles for working with abused adults and children especially in providing psychosocial support. 

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Voice for Humanity Uganda

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @vfhuga
Project Leader:
David Elungat
Kampala , Uganda

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