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Do you prioritize your own well-being at work? If not, it’s time to start! Discover tools and resources aimed at promoting mental health and well-being at the individual level. From self-care strategies and stress management techniques to mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Check out our resources to learn more about mental health and start prioritizing your well-being today!

Are you stressed?

Source: British RC

Type: Self-test

Time: 1-5 minutes

Description: Do you feel stressed? Do this quick questionnaire to identify your potential signs of stress.

Understanding wellbeing

Source: IOM, International Office for Migration (UN)

Type: Abstract

Time: 1-5 minutes

Description: What is the wellbeing and how to improve it? You’ll learn quickly some keys to feel a sense of well-being and why it is useful.

How can you improve your mental health and wellbeing?

Source: UN, Mental Health in the workplace program

Type: Factsheet

Time: 5-10 minutes

Description: This will help you as a manager to improve and maintain your own mental health and wellbeing. Remember that to be able to take care of your staff, you need to take care of yourself first!

Headspace for Red Cross

Source: Headspace Company

Type: Mindfulness Application

Description This application can help you with relaxing music, podcasts, guided meditation…. etc to reduce stress, improve your sleep and practice mindfulness. ICRC has an agreement with headspace to use the app free of charge. If your National Society hasn’t joined yet, please suggest to enjoy it!

Self-care Manual for humanitarian workers

Source: NGO Plan International

Type: Handbook

Time: >15 minutes

Description: As an aid worker, you are exposed to high levels of stress and pressure. This manual, adapted to the humanitarian sector, will guide you on how to take care of yourself and to practice self-care regularly.

Ten Steps to Compassionate Leadership

Source: NHS (National Health System, UK)

Type: Poster

Time:1-5 minutes

Description: 10 tips on how to practice good leadership. This poster can be displayed anywhere to show your staff what leader you want to be to them.

Wellbeing Essentials

Source: IFRC

Type: online curriculum

Time: 1-5 minutes

Description: This curriculum includes 10 courses on wellbeing in the workplace. You can go through it and choose the one that fits best for you!

Psychological Safety and its positive effects

Source: ICRC

Type: Information sheet

Time:1-5 minutes

Description: Do you know what psychological safety is? The ICRC developed this document to explain this concept, and how to improve it at different levels: as an individual, for your team and at an organizational level.

How to reduce anxiety and fear in staff

Source: ICRC

Type: Information sheet

Time: 1-5 minutes

Description: This comprehensive document developed by the ICRC will give you several tips on how to support your team and help reduce stress in the workplace.

How to support volunteer teams

Source: IFRC Psychosocial Centre

Type: Information sheet

Time:1-5 minutes

Description: Supporting volunteer teams can be difficult, and every RCRC member should have the opportunity to be supported and guided properly. This short document will give you the keys for good management and leadership of volunteer teams.

Stress Management for leaders responding to a crisis

Source: American Psychological Association

Type: Information sheet

Time:1-5 minutes

Description: This sheet will give you some tips on how to deal with stress in a crisis or high-pressure situation.

Managerial practices to ensure the well-being of humanitarian volunteers: a realist evaluation

Source: Private research

Type: PhD thesis

Time: >15 minutes

Description: This doctoral thesis examines the support mechanisms available to aid workers and explores the impact of existing organizational factors on their well-being.

Psychosocial Support to teams after a security or safety incident: best practices for managers and team leaders

Source: ICRC

Type: Guidebook

Time: 5-10 minutes

Description: A best practices guidance for managers and team leaders on how to support their staff after a security or safety incident.