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Opportunities for Arabic, Pashto and Dari/Farsi speaking counsellors at Open Briefing (remote)

Due to increased demand, we need to expand our team of experienced consultant counsellors who speak Arabic, Pashto and Dari or Farsi. You will be providing remote counselling to humanitarian aid workers and human rights defenders living and working in some of the most challenging environments worldwide. You need to be a qualified, experienced, accredited and insured counsellor with experience in the humanitarian or rights-based sectors.

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Opportunities for wellbeing trainers at Open Briefing (remote)

We need to expand our team of consultant trainers in response to increased demand for online trainings on staff wellbeing. Working with clients of all sizes, from small human rights groups to global humanitarian agencies, our trainers take staff through a series of online trainings. You should be familiar with Psychological First Aid, comfortable designing and delivering online programmes, and ideally be a member of a relevant mental health accrediting body.

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Wellbeing and security support for your organisation during the COVID-19 pandemic

As we all adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health measures necessary to delay its spread, Open Briefing is offering several remote services to help organisations protect their people and operations during these challenging times. This includes contingency planning advisory calls and reviews, staff wellbeing checks and workshops, and digital security during homeworking.

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Open Briefing announces new wellbeing support on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

Today, we celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. On this occasion, Open Briefing is announcing new wellbeing support for WHRDs threatened because of their work and gender. Funded by the Evans Cornish Foundation, we will shortly be launching a project to pilot a free remote counselling service for WHRDs.

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Counselling and Psychological First Aid

Open Briefing provides counselling and Psychological First Aid (PFA) for individuals and retained service agreements and PFA training for organisations. As part of our commitment to promoting wellbeing and resilience, we have recently expanded our specialist counselling team. We now have two highly-experienced counsellors providing counselling to human rights defenders and humanitarians working in violent, repressive or high-stress environments or in the aftermath of critical incidents.

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Walking the walk: Wellbeing and resilience at Open Briefing

One of the fundamental tenets of the way we work at Open Briefing is that we practice what we preach. With that in mind, Open Briefing has now signed up to Mindful Employer Plus, which provides telephone helplines for staff and managers and will offer a listening ear, immediate guidance and signposting to further advice. This is just one of the ways that we try to support team members who may experience stress or trauma through their work or personal lives. If we can help your organisation do the same, please contact us to discuss our wellbeing and resilience services for NGOs.

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